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  • #16
    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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    • #17
      Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

      Once again for the record .
      Tyr -1
      Headless Cross -1a
      Eternal Idol-2
      Forbidden -3 not garbage
      Cross Purposes-4
      Cross Purposes Live-5
      Dehumanizer-6 maybe if i keep mentioning this it will finally appear !LOL!

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      • #18
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        Cross Purposes ~ Some of their best work in years - definitely aided by the presence of Geezer.
        TYR ~ Spectacular album that I didn't get to start with, but its now one of my all time favourites, the way BoT Odin's Court and Valhalla wind together is incredible, and Anno Mundi one of Iommi's best ever riffs.
        Eternal Idol ~ Martin's best vocal performance on a Sabbath album, great songs, riffs, melodies altogether a great album.
        Headless Cross ~ Very 80s, very riff driven, still good.
        Forbidden ~ The opposite of Headless Cross in every sense, pretty good, has to live in the shadow of CP though.

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        • #19
          Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

          Cross Purposes ~ Some of their best work in years - definitely aided by the presence of Geezer.
          TYR ~ Spectacular album that I didn't get to start with, but its now one of my all time favourites, the way BoT Odin's Court and Valhalla wind together is incredible, and Anno Mundi one of Iommi's best ever riffs.
          Eternal Idol ~ Martin's best vocal performance on a Sabbath album, great songs, riffs, melodies altogether a great album.
          Headless Cross ~ Very 80s, very riff driven, still good.
          Forbidden ~ The opposite of Headless Cross in every sense, pretty good, has to live in the shadow of CP though.

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          • #20
            Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

            Cross Purposes
            Eternal Idol
            Headless Cross
            Forbidden
            TYR

            Well i know thios is oppsite from most yu you. any album with Tony and Gezzer it great and the songs show the strength of this song writing team. Eternal Idol and Headless Cross both have s 2-3 very good songs and the rest are better than average Forbidden has a few songs that are good but most are average TYR has one great song and the rest average. but these are my thoughts.

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            • #21
              Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

              Cross Purposes
              Eternal Idol
              Headless Cross
              Forbidden
              TYR

              Well i know thios is oppsite from most yu you. any album with Tony and Gezzer it great and the songs show the strength of this song writing team. Eternal Idol and Headless Cross both have s 2-3 very good songs and the rest are better than average Forbidden has a few songs that are good but most are average TYR has one great song and the rest average. but these are my thoughts.

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              • #22
                Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                Originally Posted By: Eternal Idol
                Tyr -1
                ODIN MY MAN, GOD BLESS YOU!

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                • #23
                  Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                  Originally Posted By: Eternal Idol
                  Tyr -1
                  ODIN MY MAN, GOD BLESS YOU!

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                  • #24
                    Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                    I like:
                    Eternal Idol - 9/10 songs
                    Headless Cross - 8/9 songs
                    Tyr - 9/9 songs
                    Cross Purposes - 7/11 songs
                    Forbidden - 8/11 songs

                    so
                    #1 - Tyr
                    #2 - Eternal Idol
                    #3 - Headless Cross
                    #4 - Forbidden
                    #5 - Cross Purposes

                    and all very close
                    "I want to tell you, yeah
                    How Good It Feels
                    Sleeping here with you tonight
                    And that’s for real"
                    -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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                    • #25
                      Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                      I like:
                      Eternal Idol - 9/10 songs
                      Headless Cross - 8/9 songs
                      Tyr - 9/9 songs
                      Cross Purposes - 7/11 songs
                      Forbidden - 8/11 songs

                      so
                      #1 - Tyr
                      #2 - Eternal Idol
                      #3 - Headless Cross
                      #4 - Forbidden
                      #5 - Cross Purposes

                      and all very close
                      "I want to tell you, yeah
                      How Good It Feels
                      Sleeping here with you tonight
                      And that’s for real"
                      -Sometimes I'm Happy 8/5/75

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                      • #26
                        Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                        Tyr
                        Cross Puposes
                        Eternal Idol
                        Headless Cross
                        Forbidden

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                        • #27
                          Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                          1. Cross Purposes - Musically, I think CP is very strong… definitely feel the presence of Geezer.

                          2. Eternal Idol - A troubled recording, but with some great songs nonetheless.

                          3. TYR - Very strong… the Norse / Viking themes are a refreshing change from all the Devil songs. Strong material, overall.

                          4. Forbidden - Kind of odd production, but once you get used to it, it sorta works… rather odd - very deep- bass sound. Kinda like it. When “Shaking Off the Chains” gets going, it really rocks.

                          5. Headless Cross… I must be one of the few people who isn’t impressed by this one. I still don’t know why it’s regarded as such a classic by some. Slick 80’s “Dokken-esqe” production. The lyrics are pretty cheesy. "Devil" this "devil" that ooooh… the Devil will get you and he’s evil… blah blah blah. It had a charm on the early stuff, but sounds silly from middle-aged men. And what is a “Headless Cross” anyway… a stick?

                          Still it’s got it’s moments…. I like the Brian May solo in When Death Calls and the Riff to HC is pretty cool. All in all, it’s my least favorite though.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                            Tyr. Musically TYR is absolutely amazing. Neil Murray and Cozy just rule on that album. And some of Tony's best solos and Martin's best vocals are on there.
                            Tyr.
                            Headless FUCKING Cross-Awesome, classic tracks on this one.
                            Eternal Idol. Very heavy, very underrated.
                            Forbidden Very VERY underrated. Great songs on here, Kiss of Death, Shaking off the Chains, most of them on there really.
                            Cross Purposes-Some great tracks, Immaculate Deception, I really love EVIL EYE. GZR being on here helps it along a lot.
                            CP Live-It's great in some spots but often it dosen't do it for me.

                            I really love them all.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                              Eternal Idol
                              Headless Cross
                              Tyr
                              Cross Purposes
                              Forbidden

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                              • #30
                                Re: Ranking the Martin Era Albums!

                                Originally Posted By: mikewho
                                5. Headless Cross… I must be one of the few people who isn’t impressed by this one. I still don’t know why it’s regarded as such a classic by some. Slick 80’s “Dokken-esqe” production. The lyrics are pretty cheesy. "Devil" this "devil" that ooooh… the Devil will get you and he’s evil… blah blah blah. It had a charm on the early stuff, but sounds silly from middle-aged men. And what is a “Headless Cross” anyway… a stick?
                                Nope I don't like it either, I agree everything you said.
                                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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