There's bound to be some lovers and haters here but all that matters is that people know who they are to discuss them here.
Favourite songs, reasons you like/hate them, Favourite singer, favourite album, opinions on the other singers and eras after Ozzy.
To give you guys some idea I'll start off.
I'm a big Black Sabbath fan but the strangest thing is my least favourite era is the Ozzy Osbourne era. My favourite BS album is Heaven and Hell, the title song being my favourite Black Sabbath song. I think Ronnie James Dio tops the list for bringing the best out the band as a singer. But Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, and Tony Martin deserve their recognition as frontmen too.
Most people shun the post Ozzy era. But IMO Ozzy is over rated as a singer, it was Geezer Butler who wrote the lyrics and songs of that era anyway.
Ian Gillan's contribution was short lived and under rated but deserves some praise too, the album he did was called "Born Again" recorded after he had vocal surgery rooting to his careless yet awesome screaming in Deep Purple (Child In Time for example) but on the tour for this album he did the exact same thing that screwed his vocal chords.
Tony Martin was incredible, under rated and judged mostly because he sounds too similar to Dio. Headless Cross and Tyr are some excellent albums. Glenn Hughes's work on Seventh Star is very good too.
THink about this, how many of the Black Sabbath singers have worked with Ritchie Blackmore at some point? It's a strange coincidence IMO. Dio worked with him in Rainbow and joined Sabbath after he left because Blackmore wanted Rainbow to become a more commercial kind of band meaning an entire change of lyrical style, so he left. Ian Gillan (OBVIOUSLY) worked with Blackmore in Deep Purple MK II. Hughes was another one from Deep Purple. Bob Daisely one of the post-Geezer bassists was also in Rainbow (and Ozzy's solo band)
There's plenty to talk about with Black Sabbath, it goes well on after Ozzy got the boot. IMO Ozzy is the least talented of the singers in the band's history.
Now, your turn.
I'm not saying I don't like Ozzy's stuff btw. I just think the other stuff after him is better.