Controversy is a part of the cultural impact, agreed. But where is the musical impact of BS? Show me examples, please.
It was controversial because of the music. The heavy down-tuned guitar, the creepy subject matter, the tortured vocals...all of this together was never done successfully before Black Sabbath came out.
As Iommi himself said, "They hated us, absolutely hated us. And the radio wouldnt play us. We really got slammed". This was so much of an impact, that this style wasn't seen from another band until 5 years later, when Priest released Sad Wings.
It's a definition, not a slight change. Why do you underestimate genres/bands you don't like? Top 10 without MoP? Silly.
Shit, I cant even believe I forgot about it...
Your first version of album list didn't include any Metallica albums. In your opinion Manowar loses badly in every criterion with Dio. Man, even I am more objective
I doubt it. You were given reasons why Paranoid is greater than Hallowed. Dmille made a very good case earlier in the thread, and other people even agreed with him. Yet, you refuse to move Hallowed from #1. How is that objective?
Nope, the big three are equal.
Which is stupid.