Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 is just a cut below its two indisputably classic predecessors, as it begins to run out of steam -- and memorable riffs -- toward the end. However, it finds Sabbath beginning to experiment successfully with their trademark sound on tracks like the ambitious, psychedelic-tinged, multi-part "Wheels of Confusion," the concise, textured "Tomorrow's Dream," and the orchestrated piano ballad "Changes" (even if the latter's lyrics cross the line into triteness). But the classic Sabbath sound is still very much in evidence; the crushing "Supernaut" is one of the heaviest tracks the band ever recorded. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide
Bertus Distribution, Castle Music Ltd., Earmark, Essential Records, Gestrichen, Japanese Import, JVC Compact Discs, Nems, Sanctuary, Universal Distribution, Universal Japan, Warner Bros.
Album Rock, British Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal
Lyrics are included with the album
Bev Bevan, Bill Ward, Bob Daisley, Bob Rondinelli, Cozy Powell, Dave Donato, Dave Spitz, Dave Walker, Don Airey, Donna Donato, Eric Singer, Geezer Butler, Geoff Nicholls, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Jo Burt, Laurence Cottle, Neil Murray, Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Gillen, Ronnie James Dio, Steve Redvers, Terry Chimes, Tony Iommi, Tony Martin, Vinny Appice