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Oh, Check Out the New Black Sabbath Single
There was a time when a sentence like that was as mythical as Zeus or humor in Pauly Shore’s comedy career. But here we are with a new single from Black Sabbath after a bunch of drummer drama and a tough bout at the hands of cancer. Now one of the most pivotal bands of all rock and metal is back and as strong as ever before, if not stronger. I think this is one of those moments where we exclaim it to be a dream come true.
But let’s not waste any time. Here is “God is Dead?”
With 18 years since the last Black Sabbath album the wait’s been longer than Chinese Democracy. Granted Black Sabbath wasn’t working on the album at all during that time, it is nice to hear that they still have the energy after all this time. Plus “God is Dead?” kinda sounds reminiscent of their older stuff.
Amusingly enough Ozzy’s singing is still damn good. Hell, it’s far better than his talking voice. I always wonder if he doesn’t exaggerate his talking voice for comedic sake, but his singing voice is no joke. If his talking really is that bad then he just just sing every conversation from now on because he’s spot on and crystal clear.
The song rocks. You don’t really need me to tell you that. It’s over 8 minutes, it’s dark, it’s melodic, and it’s just plain damn good. The song is now available for download on Amazon.com.
13 is the much anticipated forthcoming album from Black Sabbath. It is the first album since 1995’s Forbidden and the first to feature Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler back together on record for the first time in a long time (over 30 years). The trio has been joined by Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Puscifier, Sound City Players) on the drums.
The track listing for 13:
1 – End Of The Beginning [8:07]
2 – God Is Dead? [8:54]
3 – Loner [5:06]
4 – Zeitgeist [4:28]
5 – Age Of Reason [7:02]
6 – Live Forever [4:49]
7 – Damaged Soul [7:43]
8 – Dear Father [7:06]