The Metal Monarch GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS
Inventing metal through a combination of dark imagery and an industrial accident that robbed him of two fretting-hand fingertips, necessitating lower tunings and shifting power-chord shapes around to create riffs. WHERE TO START Iron Man Iommi at his riffiest. BOSS LEVEL The Sabbath Stones
Taken from the criminally-overlooked Tyr album of 1990. Iommi takes the style he began forging in the ‘70s and applies it to progressive metal in a way that sounds more like 2000s Gothenburg metal than you may expect.