The sound of the heavy guitar riff, the booming bass, the screaming and growling vocals, the aggressive lyrics and the madness of the drums. These sounds have existed for nearly five decades now. Then what do you do when the creators of these sounds are going to put down their pens, their mikes, their guitars and their drum sticks. You bow your heads and give them their final salute for a life dedicated to music. If you’re a true heavy metal fan, then you know what I’m talking about. The creators of heavy metal music – Black Sabbath, are retiring and are going to perform one last time on their final tour – “The End”. I dedicate this article to some of the greatest musicians of all time.
Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne were four simple teens who wanted to make music and wanted to be famous. They never knew that they’d be destined for something beyond greatness. They didn’t know they were going to become Gods. The Gods of Heavy Metal. Today their posters adorn the walls of people as old as eighty and as young as ten. Their concerts attract attendances in the ten thousands. If you haven’t heard them, then I’ll be blunt. You haven’t lived. Songs which will stir your mind and make you look at things the way they are and not the way they seem. Under the raging riffs and beneath the deafening drums lies the heart of a musician who, like any other soul on the planet, wants change. The terror striking lyrics speaking of war like War Pigs will make you wish for peace. Songs like never say die will inspire you not to give up when faced with adversity. These are just some of the songs. If you want to hear some more, then keep on scrolling. But know one thing. Pay your respects to these men. They dedicated their lives to their art. They are true artists. They are Gods.
7. War pigs – Black Sabbath
6. Junior’s eyes – Black Sabbath
5. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath
4. Iron Man – Black Sabbath
3. N.I.B. – Black Sabbath
2. Valhalla – Black Sabbath
1. Paranoid – Black Sabbath
These are some of their songs. You can listen to more if you liked these. Just google them and you’ll find them all.
This article about them is fairly short because words cannot express the magnitude of their greatness for fear of falling short of words. But one thing is certain, they will be missed. If it were up to their fans, they would never be allowed to put down their instruments. Unfortunately for us that isn’t the case. The bands final tour locations did not include India so we won’t get a chance to bid these Gods farewell. But true Gods never die and the four will live on in our hearts forever. Their music will become our prayer and their lives an example. Black Sabbath will be remebered for eternity as Gods in the biggest religion known to man – the religion of Music. Farewell Black Sabbath.
check out their web page for tour details here : http://www.blacksabbath.com/