Mercury News: Metallica, Black Sabbath fans will want to check these out
The two greatest metal bands of all time — Black Sabbath and Metallica — have recently released deluxe editions of classic albums. We’ll start with Black Sabbath — since, well, heavy metal as we know it started with them — and recommend that fans check out the awesome “Technical Ecstasy: Super Deluxe Edition” from Rhino Records. Of course, Sabbath’s seventh album, released in 1976, doesn’t get the acclaim of some the band’s earlier efforts. And, clearly, it’s not an all-time classic in the league of Sabbath’s “Vol. 4” and “Paranoid.” Yet, it’s still a mighty strong outing, one that shows some intriguing different sides (and sounds) from vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.