Tag: Black Sabbath

Things That Go Blargh In The Night – Songs That Scare Our Scribes

Our friends, coworkers, and subway-squinters-at-our-patches all say the same thing: “Metal? You like scary music.” Like every cut pumping through our cans is nothing but a game of Candyman. To them, we’re frittering away our

Titular Homogeneity – The Wizard

Titular Homogeneity is all about tracing themes through Heavy Metal via their simplest index: song titles. So far epithetical anger, The Devil’s Holiday, and Prince Prospero’s folly have been examined. This time the focus is on one of

Riffology 103 – The Root Of All Evil

In retrospect, two installments of a column about great metal riffs without featuring a Black Sabbath tune is probably two too many. My bad. Today, I make it right. In this lesson we go back

Six Blasphemies – Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen’s Current Playlist

For the November edition of Staff Infections, Metal Review’s Sasha Horn extended an invitation to Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (Aura Noir, Ava Inferi, Twilight Of The Gods, ex-Mayhem) to contribute his own playlist. He responded with six

Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

On May 16, 2010, Ronnie James Dio passed away after a long battle with stomach cancer. He was sixty-seven years old. It goes without saying that the man was an absolute legend in the realm

Heaven & Hell – The Devil You Know Review

Conversations between young metalheads and old about metal’s pioneers – Priest, Maiden and, first and foremost, Black Sabbath – seem to always involve comments from the younger pups that come straight from the “what have

Heaven & Hell – The Devil You Know Review

I’m not going to bore you with a lot of introductory details. By this time, everybody knows who and what Heaven & Hell is, and that pretty much speaks for itself. That being said, this could be