Black Sabbath refused to go down without a fight with the release of Tyr,

For all the talk of lineup instability, Tyr featured Toni Iommi, singer Tony Martin, bassist Neil Murray, drummer Cozy Powell, and keyboardist Geoff Nicholls

As the '90s arrived, heavy rock music was enjoying one of its biggest commercial periods, but one of its signature bands couldn't get arrested. That's the fate that befell Black Sabbath, whose 15th album Tyr arrived in stores on Aug. 20, 1990.

There was certainly hope for the few, faithful fans willing to give Sabbath’s latest a chance.