I've never thought of black Sabbath as metal, they were more than that. A great rock and roll band with a message that got watered down with Ozzy's Tv image and Sabbaths countless later albums. Just forget about the bats, the cocaine, the solo carriers and Dio for a minute and listen.
Get excited about the fact their going to be coming to your home town soon and have a listen to Planet Caravan from the Paranoid album. You have to to love Ozzy's vocals going creamy leslie speaker, great Robbie Kreger like guitar riffs from Tony Iommi. And It's all about the bongos man....the bongos (Fade to Black)
Listen to GDTKC Podcast 1- Death to the Strange
Listen to GDTKC Podcast 2 - Wilko Johnson