But label pressures forced the album to be branded as Black Sabbath and Geezer left shortly after in disillusionment.This is truly odd as Cross Purposes has a very “Sabbath” feel to it.No other musical group has been able to change line-ups and overcome the loss of so many members and become popular.
True, the Tony Martin era of Sabbath featured drastic musical departures from the bluesy and brooding Ozzy era and the fantastical yet dark Dio era, but was it ever for the worse? Still, with Tony Iommi having been the only remaining original Sabbath member from Eternal Idol to TYR and the band having a revolving door of musicians, I understand some diehard Ozzy and Dio fans’ skepticism.
But Cross Purposes saw the first and only Tony Martin album to feature founding bassist Geezer Butler after his return with the Dio-fronted Sabbath album Dehumanizer.
If that doesn’t bring some “legitimacy” to the Tony Martin era, then the sound certainly should, as Cross Purposes is classic Sabbath in 90’s form.
There may be a “90’s rock” touch to it, but bands can’t stick to the same old song-and-dance for 30 years.
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