Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    60
    The fact that the real Black Sabbath are currently in the studio makes this fell more like a curtain-raiser than the real event. [10 Nov 2012, p.55]
  2. 50
    While Apocryphon might be the band's push toward the future, let it also exist as a funeral dirge for the band's more vibrant and rule-breaking past. [Nov 2012, p.94]
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 12, 2012
    8
    This album changed my mind about metal being dead. This album is so solid from beginning to end it is a diamond in the rough that many neverThis album changed my mind about metal being dead. This album is so solid from beginning to end it is a diamond in the rough that many never find. The singers voice is amazing, but he could easily be written a ticket by the music police for sounding exactly like Ozzy... which if you think about it isn't a bad thing in any way (ref. "Veil of Isis"). Additionally I saw them in concert and all the songs from their new album play really well live. Full Review »
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    8
    I am wondering have Ozzy and Tony Iommi been listening to The Sword lately? I