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Rites Of Passage: The Haxan Cloak's Favourite Heavy Metal Albums
John Doran , August 28th, 2014 04:21

Bobby Krlic may well be primarily known as an electronic music producer, but he grew up a heavy metal obsessive. As commissioned by Kevin Martin as part of our Bug Week, he tells John Doran about the 13 metal albums he loved the most when he was young


Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Sabbath were one of those bands where the whole theatrical side of it backfired on them in terms of their legacy eventually. Sabbath weren't seen as cool because of Ozzy when I was young - and whether that was down to bad judgement or bad management I don't know. There are some bands whose sound is so powerful that any kind of nonsense just detracts from it. I got into Sabbath through my dad. He was the person who taught me how to play guitar when I was a kid. He put a guitar in my hands when I was six, and I heard Sabbath first when I was about ten. Around the same time I'd just been introduced to Yes and King Crimson, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath has always been the one that's stuck with me. I think it represents a really interesting phase in their career, because it might not be as heavy but it feels a bit more rebellious - as in it's rebelling against classic metal, because they've got Rick Wakeman on there and the lyrics are adventurous. The whole thing feels daring. It was beginning of the end for Sabbath in some ways, but that's what makes me like it. I admire musicians who step outside of their comfort zones, like they do here.