Never Say Die Album Lyrics
This album is a lot more Hard Rock-oriented than other Black Sabbath,less riff-driven and more focused on Tony Iommi's musical experimentations. The band had been incorporating new ideas into their songs ever since "Vol. 4,"and each album found an increasing amount of pianos, synths, and other surprises. On "Technical Ecstasy," the band sounded bogged down by these experiments, which, coupled with Ozzy's poor vocal delivery and the frail production, seriously wounded the record. On "Never Say Die!" the experimentation fits in perfectly alongside the hard riffage, resulting in a record with both variety and flow.
BLACK SABBATH tried a lot of new things on "Never Say Die!", and for the most part, I'd say that they worked. Ozzy sounds MUCH better than he did on "Technical Ecstasy," though still a little flat compared to "Sabotage" and the earlier records. I really think that this album would have been better received had it come directly after "Sabotage" – "Technical Ecstasy" spelled the doom (no pun intended) of the Ozzy-era SABBATH. If "Technical Ecstasy" had never existed, I'd bet that people would be talking instead about the classic first seven SABBATH albums, rather than just the first six.