Synopsis by Mark Deming
Perhaps the single most influential band in the history of heavy metal, Black Sabbath took the blues-based riffing of British hard rock, turned down the tempos while turning up the amps, added an extra dose of their own signature minor-key thud, and created a sound that changed the shape of rock and roll forever. Black Sabbath: Never Say Die -- Live In 1978 is a concert video recorded during a 1978 tour date which proved to be one of the last the band would play with their classic lineup of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler; Osbourne left the band by the end of the year, and this lineup would not be heard from again until a concert tour in 1998 brought the original foursome back to the fold. Songs include "War Pigs", "Never Say Die", "Paranoid", "Dirty Women", and "Children of the Grave".
band [music group], concert-tours, greatest-hits, heavy-metal-music