Tony Iommi has revealed what went into Black Sabbath’s 1995 album, Forbidden, explaining why he describes it as “crap”.
As any fan of Black Sabbath will tell you, their early days were full of absolute gold. With records like their self-titled effort, Paranoid, Master Of Reality, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, the group couldn’t stop producing amazing albums.
However, following Ozzy Osbourne’s departure at the end of the ’70s, thing started to go downhill, with 1983’s Ian Gillian-featuring Born Again being considered a low point.
Despite this, the band soldiered on, but by the mid-’90s, the group had released Forbidden. Featuring vocals by Tony Martin and an appearance by Ice-T, it was an album that was so poorly received by critics that one publication simply called it “the band’s worst album”.
In recent months though, Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi revealed that he’s working on remixing the album in attempt to give it the sound it was supposed to have back in the day.
“Next year there will be the Forbidden album coming out, which we’re remixing at the moment, Mike Exeter and myself,” Iommi explained via a Facebook video. “And that’s been interesting to pull that apart and at least try and get some better sounds on it. As it should be.”
“I know Cozy [Powell] was never happy with his drum sound, and none of us were really happy with the sound on that album. So, hopefully, now it will be sounding better.” - tonedeaf.thebrag.com
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