Saturday, July 18, 2009
Reason # 3
It's undeniable, the iconic image from the cover of Black Sabbath's sixth record "Sabotage" is THE image that pops in my head the second someone mentions the band. It's hard to explain, but, this image seems like an old friend to me.
"Symptom of the Universe" is pummeling. The riff just lays you to waste, begging for mercy. Yet, what I find most appealing about this record is "Hole in the Sky". It's one of those songs that make me feel like this band is accessible to everyone. It has that classic 70's rock feel and it doesn't sound as dark and doomy as their earlier material. This is Sabbath that you can listen to with your Dad once he's middle aged and found God. This is Sabbath you can listen to with your girlfriend. This....is simply bad ass rock n roll.