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    Ranking the Martin Era albums BEST to LEAST, please fire away.

    I've only own Forbidden since it was the easiest to find at FYE. I just won Eternal Idol and Cross Purposes off of ebay, and have Headless Cross and Try via other ways until I can win the actual albums off of ebay which I keep on losing the darn auctions. I can't rank without listening to the other albums.

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    Cross Purposes
    TYR
    Headless Cross
    The Eternal Idol
    Forbidden

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    • #3
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      Cross Purposes
      TYR
      Headless Cross
      The Eternal Idol
      Forbidden

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        Eternal Idol
        Cross Purposes
        Tyr
        Headless Cross
        Forbidden
        The dog's name is Pete. If he tries to mount you in the middle of the night, say "no" sternly. But don't look him in the eye.

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        • #5
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          01. Headless Cross
          02. Tyr
          03. The Eternal Idol
          04. Cross Purposes
          05. Forbidden

          I like Headless Cross, Tyr and The Eternal Idol pretty much equally which makes this ranking pretty factitious. Cross Purposes comes close second to the first three. Forbidden would be, by far, the weakest of the bunch.

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          • #6
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            01. Headless Cross
            02. Tyr
            03. The Eternal Idol
            04. Cross Purposes
            05. Forbidden

            I like Headless Cross, Tyr and The Eternal Idol pretty much equally which makes this ranking pretty factitious. Cross Purposes comes close second to the first three. Forbidden would be, by far, the weakest of the bunch.

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            • #7
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              1. Tyr
              2. Headless Cross
              3. The Eternal Idol
              4. Cross purposes
              5. Forbidden

              Tyr is definitely the heaviest album, and almost every song rocks, but the 2, 3, and 4 spots depend on my mood. Headless Cross has a bit of an advantage over the remaining ones, though. Forbidden isn't bad, but lacks a certain signature Sabbath element; not sure what it is, but it definitely goes in last place.

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              • #8
                Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                1. Tyr
                2. Headless Cross
                3. The Eternal Idol
                4. Cross purposes
                5. Forbidden

                Tyr is definitely the heaviest album, and almost every song rocks, but the 2, 3, and 4 spots depend on my mood. Headless Cross has a bit of an advantage over the remaining ones, though. Forbidden isn't bad, but lacks a certain signature Sabbath element; not sure what it is, but it definitely goes in last place.

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                • #9
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                  Tyr/Headless Cross/Idol and equal 3 way tie for 1st. Cross Purposes 2nd. Forbidden last (I feel its the poorest Sabbath album of all the band has done. Saw the Headless Cross tour and loved the show at the Tower, a KILLER set list.

                  Mark

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                  • #10
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                    Tyr/Headless Cross/Idol and equal 3 way tie for 1st. Cross Purposes 2nd. Forbidden last (I feel its the poorest Sabbath album of all the band has done. Saw the Headless Cross tour and loved the show at the Tower, a KILLER set list.

                    Mark

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                    • #11
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                      This is a tough one, but I would have to say, for me:

                      1. Headless Cross
                      2. Tyr (very close second; probably within the statistical margin of error)
                      3. Cross Purposes
                      4. Tie: Forbidden (has one of the five worst Sabbath songs ever IMO, "The Illusion of Power", but also has a personal favorite of mine, "Kiss of Death") and The Eternal Idol (has a couple of classics, like the title track, "Glory Ride", and "The Shining", but then has some duds IMO like "Nightmare" and "Lost Forever")

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                        This is a tough one, but I would have to say, for me:

                        1. Headless Cross
                        2. Tyr (very close second; probably within the statistical margin of error)
                        3. Cross Purposes
                        4. Tie: Forbidden (has one of the five worst Sabbath songs ever IMO, "The Illusion of Power", but also has a personal favorite of mine, "Kiss of Death") and The Eternal Idol (has a couple of classics, like the title track, "Glory Ride", and "The Shining", but then has some duds IMO like "Nightmare" and "Lost Forever")

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                        • #13
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                          Here we go

                          Tyr
                          Eternal Idol
                          Cross Purpose
                          Forbidden
                          Headless Cross

                          I still can't get into Headless Cross
                          Vic always says 'killing is my business, and business is good'.. He can play the symphony of destruction, after all the worlds needs a hero because the system has failed. Vic is on the killing road to Hangar 18, and he will Take No Prisioners on this holy wars.

                          Quote by Ray Rules

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                            Here we go

                            Tyr
                            Eternal Idol
                            Cross Purpose
                            Forbidden
                            Headless Cross

                            I still can't get into Headless Cross
                            Vic always says 'killing is my business, and business is good'.. He can play the symphony of destruction, after all the worlds needs a hero because the system has failed. Vic is on the killing road to Hangar 18, and he will Take No Prisioners on this holy wars.

                            Quote by Ray Rules

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                            • #15
                              Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                              This one is easy:

                              Eternal Idol- By far the best for me.
                              Headless Cross- Great songs but too many synths in the mix.
                              Cross Purposes-Great first half, second half eh.
                              Tyr- Good album but not too many timeless or memorable tracks
                              and waaaaay far back: Forbidden- 3 good songs and I mean good, not one great one.

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