Very good album
By Jerry east meadow ny
bought this album back when it came out. Really liked it alot. Im a huge Sabbath and Iommi fan but I was annoyed at the title. Needless to say it doesnt hold a candle to the Ozzy and Dio stuff but its pretty excellent in and of itself. Unfortunately its overpriced on itunes. You can get it in any store on cd for 5 or 6 bucks.
A Good Album, Really. Maybe Not for Everybody
By James Howsmon
This album has pros and cons. The biggest thing this album suffers from is that it's not timeless. Younger metalheads have turned to Sabbath and found greatness in Ozzy and Dio. But this album will be hard to love if you weren't a Sabbath fan in the 70's and 80's. Similar to the Joe Lynn Turner era of Rainbow, this album has the makings of some good 80's anthems, but it doesn't tug at your deepest, darkest feelings like we all love Sabbath for. It took me two listens to really appreciate it for what it is. The title track is without a doubt this albums strongest moment, setting an unforgiving desert-like atmosphere. No Stranger to Love, In for the Kill and Danger Zone are also notable (DZ sounds like it was made for a Schwarzenegger action flick)
This album will hardly stick with the newer generation of metalheads, and even less with the one to follow but it's enjoyable if you already enjoy the sound I described it as being
This album absolutely shreds! Great riffs from Iommi and incredible vocals from Glen Hughes. Still stands the test of time.
Sounds more like Deep Purple, but...
that isnt always a bad thing, especially considering that this isn't really Sabbath. I love Seventh Star! At a lot of parts it reminds me of Perfect Strangers, and thats my fave Deep Purple album of all time, so really this is a must buy if you ask me!
Not liking this… It has some good licks but that's it … Glenn Hughes voice is grating...
It's not Black Sabbath, but it's not bad either.
By Rock Connoisseur
Don't let the cover fool you, this is not a Black Sabbath album. This was intended to be a solo effort by Tony Iommi but since their record label was only interested in album sales, they insisted on marketing it as a Black Sabbath record in hopes that it would sell better (much like "Born Again", which wasn't supposed to be a Sabbath record either). They eventually settled out to call it "Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi" but still, in no way is this Black Sabbath so if you're looking for that heavier sound from Ozzy and Dio years, you're gonna be disappointed.
But the fact that this isn't really a Sabbath record doesn't make the album bad at all. In my opinion, this is a very underrated classic and an album any avid hard rock music fan should give a fair listening to. It's a shame most people tend to overlook (or never even heard of) this album. I'm sure if it was released as a Tony Iommi solo record, it would've gotten the appreciation and respect it deserves.
I know I may be in the Minority, but I still think Iommi did his BEST work, as a guitarist, without Ronnie or Ozzy!!.....The man is a Master at his craft!!....
this is bull
In for the kill
Great album - a must have
By Danimal 99
Great disc. Changed to "Iommi" - Seventh Star on my ipod because this is truely a solo project. This should be rereleased as an Iommi solo album and it will find new appreciation.