11 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For more than three decades, rock fans have hoped for the return of Black Sabbath—Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler—but few could have predicted the forceful return-to-form of 13, produced by seven-time GRAMMY®-winning producer Rick Rubin. The band that defined heavy metal picks up immediately where they left off, delivering sprawling songs (five of them are over seven minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of their trailblazing work in the '70s. On 13, Sabbath is joined by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) on such epic songs as “End of the Beginning,” "Loner," "Dear Father," and "Age of Reason." 13 is a testament to the enduring relevance of Black Sabbath's long-running reign.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

For more than three decades, rock fans have hoped for the return of Black Sabbath—Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler—but few could have predicted the forceful return-to-form of 13, produced by seven-time GRAMMY®-winning producer Rick Rubin. The band that defined heavy metal picks up immediately where they left off, delivering sprawling songs (five of them are over seven minutes) that possess every ounce of the maniacal vitality of their trailblazing work in the '70s. On 13, Sabbath is joined by drummer Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) on such epic songs as “End of the Beginning,” "Loner," "Dear Father," and "Age of Reason." 13 is a testament to the enduring relevance of Black Sabbath's long-running reign.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
3K Ratings
3K Ratings
Fillerkish ,

Gloom

As the boys are trying so hard to be doomy and gloomy they are forgetting the groove and catchy tunes that made the original (and groundbreaking) doom and gloom a tomb once worthy to make room in. Also, the first track, The End of the Beginning, is a blatant ripoff of the self-titled first song on their self-titled first album. Opening with this line, "What is this..." That I'm listening to? It's like Black Sabbath being imitated by Spinal Tap. Only not in a fun or catchy way. The long songs sound like Prog Rock in purgatory, and Bill Ward is very missed. Tihs drummer is too tinny, clashy. Horrible album.

jpizze ,

Good album

5 stars because of respect to guys who changed the game and kept it real for so long.

Ant H20 ,

Yes

This is Sabbath's best album imo(:

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