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New Album Review #7: Black Sabbath – 13 (2013)

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Introduction

13 marks the first studio album in eighteen years for the legendary hard rock band Black Sabbath, whose dark and gloomy sound paved the way for all metal bands to come since the early 70s. Despite having a whole, whole lot of lineup change in their over four decades lasting history, with guitarist Tony Iommi being the only constant, all of the founding members reunited in 2011 and announced a new record was in the making. Not much later, drummer Bill Ward did not agree with the conditions of his contract, so Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave fame was hired to joined the band for the recording sessions. We’ll find out, whether or not he’s the right choice for this particular band, as he is more famous for energetic, driving rhythms and Sabbath is a band that sometimes like to take things slow. Read the rest of this entry

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