In the latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine, H.I.M. frontman Ville Valo lists his top 10 BLACK SABBATH albums and comments on each recording. Read on:10. Born Again
Ville Valo: "…'Disturbing The Priest' [is] a really cool, doomy, classic SABBATH track." 09. Heaven And Hell Ville Valo: "…it's one of those albums that still stands the test of time, it still sounds good. It still makes me smile when I hear it." 08. Technical Ecstasy Ville Valo: "One of BLACK SABBATH's most under-rated songs is 'Dirty Women'. That's actually my favorite Tony Iommi riff." 07. Never Say Die Ville Valo: "I really like the vibe they get with the way they use the synths." 06. Vol. 4 Ville Valo: "'St. Vitus Dance' is my favorite track from that album." 5. Paranoid Ville Valo: "…I love the story behind 'Paranoid': the album being too short and needing another song. So many great songs often happen like that." 4. Master Of Reality Ville Valo: "'After Forever' is one of my favorite SABBATH tracks ever….The start of the album is really great, with all that coughing before 'Sweet Leaf'." 3. Sabotage Ville Valo: "'Hole In The Sky', the album opener, was just massive as far as I was concerned." 2. Black Sabbath Ville Valo: "That really is the best cover artwork I've ever seen on any album ever." 01. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Ville Valo: "Things like 'Fluff' are what I love about the '70s. What really big band would start the album with a couple of really heavy songs and follow that with a soft instrumental like 'Fluff'? It really does make you think, 'What on earth are they doing here?' But also it's part of what made BLACK SABBATH such a unique band."