I've just been re-discovering the joys of the greatest metal band ever: Black Sabbath. As of now, I only have their first 5 albums, but I'm going to look into some of their post Ozzy stuff as well. Simple but powerful riffs, juvenile lyrics, and Ozzy! What more could you ask from a metal band? Besides the famous songs like Paranoid and War Pigs, which are great, some of the lesser tracks are even better: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabra Cadabra, Sweet Leaf, etc. Simple, direct, no bullshit rock. I'm gonna look into the Dio stuff, too, but I don't expect it to hold a candle to the Ozzy era. On that note, I gotta give props to Ozzy. That man survived countless fads and fashions throughout rock. At his best, he made some of the best metal ever: Blizzard of Oz, Diary of a Madman, and No More Tears are fantastic albums. At his worst, he was still better than most rock bands. I haven't picked up the new one yet, though. I'll get around to it eventually. I love Ozzy because he's an insane, weird, drunk rock star and he never pretended to be anything else. No politics, no agenda, no "serious artist" stuff. Rock for rock's sake. Having gotten into rock in the early 90s, where the issues of integrity, selling out, and keeping rock "pure" were all the rage, Ozzy just busted through all of that crap and made fun, loud metal. How refreshing. Long live Ozzy, and keep blasting those Sabbath records until your neighbors complain and call the cops!