Products / Black Sabbath - Paranoid
(Heavy metal) The Brummie powerhouse's second album is where they showed their worth among the wider rock pantheon. The heavy as f*ck guitars are there in abundance, but now they are coupled with bright melodic hooks. From the arpgeggiated intro to 'Fairies Wear Boots' and the iconic charge of 'Iron Man', guitarist Tony Iommi's riffs are more memorable than ever. But it's 'War Pigs', the album's opener where Sabbath made a true indent in the shaping of the future of rock. Lyrically, sonically, melodically, it's an anthem. Highlight track: 'War Pigs'.