Also let's not forget this is the NWOBHM era.

Author:Thy Sentinel
Date:2017-07-18 16:47:38
In Reply To:Cross-posted: Black Sabbath without the 70s? by Thy Sentinel
Sabbath has an advantage before Maiden and Leppard in that they already have a brand name in Dio (later replaced by another brand name in Gillan). So if they all come out around the same time, Sabbath can ride that wave well into the 80s. Plus, like Chris said, they have a modest hit with "The Seventh Star."

To sum up, I still think they are a Top 10 metal band on the strength of their 80s-90s career.

OT: think of Wayne Gretzky. Imagine that he never played for the 80s Oilers, but fell from the sky in 1989 straight into Los Angeles. The second half of his career is clearly inferior to the first (especially due to that Ryan Suter hit in 91), but he would still be #1 in overall points, an MVP once (instead of 9 times), 3x points leader (instead of 10x), and no Stanley Cups. He would still be in the conversation for the Greatest Player ever, but clearly behind Orr, Howe, and Lemieux.


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