Black Sabbath’s ‘God Is Dead’ was debuted last night on BBC Radio and is available to stream below now so everyone’s chiming in. The riffs sound a little like they’ve been picked from the leftovers of Heaven and Hell’s studio time. That said, the riff that kicks in just after the six minute mark definitely changes things up a bit as the songs is slowly plodding along before that. Ozzy appears to be the weak link on this though, phoning in an average vocal performance that is struggling to keep up with Iommi.
You would be forgiven for having your doubts about Sabbath in 2013 and the new album 13, but what is certain is that ‘God Is Dead’ is just above average – not necessarily bolstering doubts but certainly not setting the world alight either.