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Rob Halford looks back on Black Sabbath's Heaven And Hell

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford on the underrated Dio-voiced classic

Black Sabbath's Heaven And Hell has been voted in at number one in our countdown of the 100 Greatest Albums Of The 1980s. Check out the full list here.

“H_eaven And Hell_ is a classic. It’s one of the great heavy metal albums, period. And it’s an album that has really stood the test of time. It sounds as fresh and powerful now as when it came out in 1980.

“I can still remember the sense of anticipation waiting to hear what Sabbath and Ronnie would create together. Ronnie had done such amazing work with Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow, here were these metal giants coming together in a new creation. There was a lot of preemptive thinking: what’s it going to sound like? And the album turned out to be absolutely stellar. It was just fantastic.

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