The original Black Sabbath lineup includes Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Lommi, Geezer Butler, and Bill Ward. Four childhood friends from the north of England-grew out of the UK's late-60s blues/hard rock scene, which also included Led Zeppelin, Cream, Blue Cheer, and other greats. Sabbath's sweeping and masterful metamorphosis away from that tradition spawned heavy metal music, inventing the template for everything that would follow. With crushing rhythms, torpedo riffs, haunting songs, and Ozzy's other-worldly vocals, the band conjured a dark, menacing, and resonant sound that reverberates still. Rhino. 2006.