Originally Posted by MetalIsArt
the titletrack grabs you with a killer riff (duh) and is easily one of their best songs, why they didn't play it much live is a mystery to me.
The reason they don't play it live, at least with Ozzy over the last ten years is because of how high Ozzy's voice is on that song. Even with tuning down the song it's still gonna be a struggle for him to pull that off now.
You're not going angainst the grain by picking this over Paranoid. A lot of Sabbath fans rate this album higher. Plus, the title track is better than anything off Paranoid so SBS has the album beat right off the bat. Then you also have A National Acrobat, Killing Yourself To Live and Spiral Architect which are some of Sabbath's best songs. This album is also my favorite from the Ozzy era.