Top 10 Creepiest Black Sabbath Songs
When it comes to the history of head-banging heavy metal, there is no doubt that it was created by the one and only Black Sabbath. Formed in 1968 initially as a blues band, in Birmingham, England, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, singer Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward invented metal music buy using blues and rock as a foundation to create a much gloomier, darker, psychedelic inspired form of rock music. It was a sound that no one had ever heard before, one that would subsequently evolve into what is now known as heavy metal music.
With Iommi's spiritual, gut wrenching guitar riffs, and Butler's thick bass lines, Ward's powerful percussion, and Ozzy's mysterious, haunting vocals, Black Sabbath pushed the limits of normalcy among conventional rock bands. With songs seeking out the mythology and the occult, describing the destruction of war, foreshadowing Armageddon, questioning religion and the afterlife and retelling stories of good versus evil. Many were frightened by band's doom and gloom approach to rock n roll music, drug and alcohol abuse and rumors of Satanism, which only added to the eerie, mysterious aura of darkness that followed the four piece rock band its entire career. In honor of the original Black Sabbath lineup (minus original drummer Bill Ward) coming to Irvine's Verzion Wireless Amphitheater Wednesday, we conjured up a list that fits perfectly with the upcoming Fall Season. The 10 Creepiest Black Sabbath Songs.
10.The Devil Cried, Black Sabbath: the Dio Years (2007)
This is a newer song by the members of Black Sabbath (featuring drummer Vinny Appice) who recorded and went on tour as Heaven and Hell, to differentiate between the band with Ozzy. One of three songs written in 2006 with Dio, and released in a Best hits collection in 2007, "The Devil Cried," is a mid tempo track about Satan, reminiscent of the earlier albums, but with a faster, more polished.There is a certain eerie vibe that can be felt and heard in Dio's vocal performance.
9.Lady Evil, Heaven and Hell (1980)
Dio's voice is distinctive and his lyrics although not gruesome, deal more with the nature of evil and a mythical heavy metal universe, full of Evil forces, witches, sorcerers, and dragons.This musical epic tale about a female demon might not sound as menacing as the lyrics are:There's a place just south of Witches Valley/ Where they say the wind won't blow / And they only speak in whispers of her name /There's a lady they say who feeds the darkness / It eats right out of her hand /With a crying shout she'll search you out
And freeze you where you stand.