The experimentation continued (and the heaviness increased) on Master Of Reality, with odes to spliffs (Sweet Leaf) and Satan (Lord Of This World) making this seminal LP Black Sabbath’s most diverse yet.
Bill Ward says:
“This is the most enduring Black Sabbath album for me. The production is extremely good: Tony was trying a lot of new things, and I’m very pleased with the drumming. I was pulling off a lot of new things that I’d been trying to do for three years, such as my double bass work in Children Of The Grave. There’s a lot of different bass drum movement, and I play the timbale with my left hand on that song too.”
“I was also experimenting more with percussion overdubs. ‘Into The Void’ was almost the first song that sounded like grunge, or the modern metal of today, with the way I was cutting Tony’s guitar in with my hi-hats, and my single-stroke rolls.”
“The songs sound amazing live: they’re an absolute blast to play. I have a great time playing drums with Black Sabbath, and always have done.”
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