Artists / Bands, Culture, Metal / Hard Rock — April 25, 2013 at 10:01 am

REVIEW: Black Sabbath – God is Dead?

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Artist Name: Black Sabbath
Title Name: God is Dead?
Label: Vertigo Records
Reviewed by: Fabio Marraccini

Black Sabbath needs no introduction. By far one of the most influential bands of all time, they’ve been through all sorts of ups and downs since their inception in the late 60s. And the thing all metalheads on the face of the Earth – and maybe in the whole galaxy – wanted to see finally happened: the reunion of the original line-up. Well, sort of, as drummer Bill Ward pulled out shortly after the reunion was announced. But legends Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler forged on, scheduling a world tour, and working on the first studio album together in 35 years.

“God is Dead?” is the first single of the awaited upcoming album, aptly titled 13. Contrary to mixed reviews I’ve seen, I believe this is a great tune, tip of the heavy iceberg that is coming towards us.

It’s a long and dark song with disturbing lyrics and their unique sound signature: vocals that have no pair on the face of the Earth (ok, the whole galaxy), riffs that can only come from one guitar and one man, and heavy bass lines forged by another one of a kind. The quasi-chorus is catchy and brilliant, and the riffs towards the end of the song are just magical. 

Can’t wait for the album set this June….meanwhile, check out the song here:

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