18. Seventh Star (1986)
Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi: …reads the spine of this unfortunate LP that was intended to be a Tony Iommi solo album. It features none of original Sabbath lineup except Iommi; however pressure from the record label forced his hand. You can tell it’s not a Sabbath album when you listen to it; more vanilla hard rock than heavy metal.
Picking over Deep Purple’s scraps: New vocalist Glenn Hughes — also a former Deep Purple singer and bassist — replaced Gillan, who made a quick exit after Born Again.
Average track length: 3:55
Best riff: “Danger Zone”
Cover art deductions: It looks like an Iommi solo album, too.