13(Black Sabbath) Album review

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    Genre: Metal

    Album Name: 13

    Band: Black Sabbath

    Lineup: Ozzy Osbourne(original member), Tony Iommi(original member), Geezer Butler(original member), and Brad Wilk(not official member of Black Sabbath, but a member of Rage Against the Machine and the former band Audioslave)

    God is Dead?
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    Lost in the darkness
    I fade from the light
    Faith of my father, my brother, my Maker and Savior
    Help me make it through the night
    Blood on my conscious
    And murder in mind
    Out of the gloom I rise up from my tomb into impending doom
    Now my body is my shrine

    The blood runs free
    The rain turns red
    Give me the wine
    You keep the bread
    The voices echo in my head
    Is God alive or is God dead?
    Is God dead?

    Rivers of evil
    Run through dying land
    Swimming in sorrow, they kill, steal, and borrow. There is no tomorrow
    For the sinners will be damned
    Ashes to ashes
    You cannot exhume a soul
    Who do you trust when corruption and lust, creed of all the unjust,
    Leaves you empty and unwhole?

    When will this nightmare be over? Tell me!
    When can I empty my head?
    Will somebody tell me the answer?
    Is God really dead?
    Is God really dead?

    To safeguard my philosophy
    Until my dying breath
    I transfer from reality
    Into a mental death
    I empathize with enemy
    Until the timing’s right
    With God and Satan at my side
    From darkness will come light

    I watch the rain
    And it turns red
    Give me more wine
    I don’t need bread
    These riddles that live in my head
    I don’t believe that God is dead
    God is dead

    Nowhere to run
    Nowhere to hide
    Wondering if we will me again
    On the other side
    Do you believe a word
    what the Good Book said?
    Or is it just a holy fairytale
    And God is dead?
    God is Dead x4


    But still the voices in my head
    Are telling me that god is dead
    The blood pours down
    The rain turns red
    I don’t believe that God is dead
    God is Dead x4

    End of the Beginning
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    Is this the end of the beginning?
    Or the beginning of the end?
    Losing control or are you winning?
    Is your life real or just pretend?

    Reanimation of the sequence
    Rewinds the future to the past.
    To find the source of the solution;
    The system has to be recast.

    Release your mind.
    Fast forward to the secrets of your soul.
    Your life's on overload.
    Is this your fate?

    Will you decide what makes you an entity-
    That's your identity
    Well if you don't know
    Which way to go

    You might be lost and confused
    A second chance no time to lose

    Reanimation of your cyber sonic soul.
    Transforming time and space beyond control;
    Rise up and resist to be the master of your fate.
    Don't look back before today- tomorrow is too late.

    You don't want to feel...
    Analyze a new reality
    Keep inside until they set you free.

    Alright-okay till they set you free...
    Alright-okay till they set you free...

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    He's just a loner.
    He never says hello.
    A friend to no one.
    He's got no place to go.

    He don't look happy.
    He look through furtive eyes.
    He aint got nothing.
    No one to sympathize.

    He hides himself away.
    His secrets not revealed.
    As life just passes by he keeps himself concealed.

    A solitary man.
    An enigmatic child.
    A riddle never solved.
    A prisoner exiled.

    I wonder if the loner can assimilate.
    A life less lived alone plays devil's advocate.

    Has he ever tried to be happy?
    Reached out from inside.
    Someone on who he can depend.
    It's getting to late to recover.
    He won't stand a chance and into his own hell he'll descend.
    Don't descend.

    No understanding of things we already know.
    He has to live his life and just learn how to let go.

    Communication's an impossibility.
    His own best friend but he's his own worst enemy.
    The secrets of his past locked deep inside his head.
    I wonder if he will be happy when he's dead.

    Unbiased: This album was released on June 10th, 2013. This album features three original members of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler. Bill Ward, the original drummer of the band didn't want to be with the band due to conflict of the contract. Since Bill left, they recruited Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine to help with this album. Black Sabbath has legendary credibility, due to being one of the first heavy metal bands, and carrying huge popularity throughout the years. The only band member that has stayed with the band the entire time is guitarist Tony Iommi. Despite being named "13" this is the bands nineteenth studio album up to date.

    Biased: Don't know what to say. This album is great, it's something I expect from the band. Iommi still sounds beast on the guitar, Ozzy sounds like he did when they recorded the song Black Sabbath, and Butler writing dark and tremendous lyrics. Brad is not a bad on this album at all either, he really knows how to work these drums, which doesn't surprise me since Rage does have a higher tempo then Black Sabbath most of the time. The sound of this album sounds similar to Paranoid, which is great since that's my favorite Ozzy era album. There's nothing for me to say, listen to the album if you like classic Black Sabbath, and you'll see the similarities. Well there is one thing, Tony Iommi can mate with my wife if I ever get married. If there's one thing I can always count on in a Sabbath song, no matter what, it's Iommi forming a badass riff.

    Review originally written here: http://brawlfriendcodes.com/album-review-fathers-of-metal-13th-album-t-34668.html#pid960681[/SIZE]
  2. Nice review. I still need to give the album a listen, the couple of tracks I heard were killer.
  3. I wanna listen, I'm not a huge metal guy but I love Ozzie.
  4. Black Sabbath were the first band that I really got hooked to as a kid so I'm looking forward to listening to this.
  5. Black Sabbath is probably the best band ever. Objectively.