Yes, I have to be in a certain mood to listen to Sabbath as well. The season doesn't matter, and they don't get boring fast (though I still think Sabbath are better in small doses, as opposed to listening to them all the time). I like Sabbath, and they have tons of classic songs, but for some reason, they don't appeal to me as much as the bands I would rank among my favorites. Well, as I already said, being the first =/= being the best. Sure, they were the first metal band, but from the beginning of guitar oriented music, it was destined to get more and more extreme till it reached a certain point. Black Sabbath just happened to be pushing the evelope to create the first form of metal almost forty years ago. This does not make them the best metal band ever. And I'm not talking about simple fanboy-ism; there are plenty of people who view Sabbath as the best metal band ever, while their favorite band is a completely different band. Even the most knowledgeable posters on here (Dodens, The Grey's, etc.) view Black Sabbath as the best metal band ever, though their favorite band is probably a different band. True. But I would say that most people who view Sabbath as the absolute best are very much into traditional metal, and listen to tons of other traditional metal bands.