Tuesday, June 4, 2013
review of Black Sabbath: "13" (part 2)
Black Sabbath (U.K.): “13” Rolling Stone magazine’s Will Hermes says that this album “kicks ***” and Metal Hammer UK’s Geoff Barton gives it “9 out of 10.” Personally, I was so bored by the third track that I was not looking forward to hearing the album again. There is no rocking, no headbanging and there’s a lack of energy. It sounds tired. It is a flawed, preposterous premise to think that they could go back in time and recapture a sound. Isn’t it delusional to think that they could channel the music of the late 1960s, when they were 19 or 20 years old? It’s 2013 and now they are 65 years old. It’s not a terrible album, but it’s boring, slow for too long. What happened to the “rocking” part of the equation here? Gone. Way too much blues. This is a snoozefest, just like that previous Black Sabbath album, “The Devil You Know,” another one is extremely boring and tired, and with no rocking. Kids, when you are 83 years old, like I am now, you will know in the marrow of your bones, how stupid it really is to think that you can go back in time to when you were 20 years old. Just as stupid as when bands reunite in order to be “young” again. Ridiculous. Whatever happened to facing, accepting the present, old age and death?