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There's a new Black Sabbath song

There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 18, 2013, 08:05:32 PM

metal-by-numbers effort featuring Ozzy's typically atrocious pop music vocal processing.  everybody knows Iommi is capable of endlessly generating riffs but this song is a fucking charade.

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 18, 2013, 11:04:10 PM
That was my impression of Psycho Man and Selling My Soul. Stock heavy metal straight from the manufacturer oozing with Ozzy's handicapped attempt at melodrama.

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 19, 2013, 06:30:09 AM
Wow, that's goddamn boring.

Better than expected, though, I have to admit.

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 19, 2013, 12:03:03 PM
Rick Rubin production: If it's loud, it's not loud enough!

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 20, 2013, 12:07:32 AM

One of the best metal analysis from Brett in years.  A lot relevant and interesting topics are touched on.  Bravo.

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 25, 2013, 06:39:08 PM
I actually enjoyed this a bit more than the endless stomp-a-long drone of the last Dio Sabbath album. Still nothing I'd probably spend money on, unless the other songs are a bit more complex. The longer run times had me hoping that they would build on the progressive rock heavy metal fusion of Vol. 4 through Sabotage (my personal favorite Sabbath albums), but if this song is any indication, they're just doing long songs for the sake of being long.

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
April 25, 2013, 06:53:21 PM
It's not that bad. As Cynical stated, it's dull; I think it's because it just repeats itself too much.

A lot better than I would've thought. Riffs are pretty cool towards the end, Ozzy doesn't sound like complete crap, the drum patterns are interesting...hopefully the rest of the album will aspire towards more complex structures.

Re: There's a new Black Sabbath song
June 04, 2013, 05:57:18 AM
the full album can now be streamed from iTunes:


continues with the greatest hits/Black Sabbath reality tour vibe of "God is Dead?" and what I suspect are 8 songs intended to evoke any number of Sabbath classics that you won't quite be able to pin down since all 8 songs are musically (aside from some occasionally interesting breakdowns) more or less the same.  that's not to say this material is poor, just that the repetition of ideas isn't thematic but lazy, designed to give longtime fans an inauthentic snapshot of the band responsible for the propagation of heavy metal.  lyrically I've noticed a few somewhat interesting things going on in between the transitions from stock doom riff 1 to stock doom riff 2 so some repeated listenings will be necessary.