Thursday, April 18, 2013

God is Dead?

Black Sabbath have just released a new track which has sent #Godisdead up the top Twitter trending tags. It's a shame you can't include punctuation in a hashtag, as the full title is 'God is Dead?' That question mark makes all the difference.

Having never listened to Black Sabbath in my life (not intentionally or knowingly anyway) it was quite an experience to treat myself to 9 minutes of this. Riddled with biblical and apocalyptic imagery (I'm sure John, author of Revelation, would have been top billing at a 1st century heavy metal convention), the song concludes:

but still the voices in my head 
are telling me that God is dead
the blood pours down the rain turns red
I don’t believe that God is dead.

Sorry atheists and Nietzche fans, nothing to see here. Try this from another Sabbath track, After Forever:

Could it be you're afraid of what your friends might say 
If they knew you believe in God above? 
They should realize before they criticize 
That God is the only way to love 

32 years later, Black Sabbath are still keeping the faith, in their own peculiar way.

PS 'God' has tweeted in response "A better, more shocking title would be 'Ozzy is alive?' "

1 comment:

  1. You should check out the rest of the 'Master of Reality' album - remarkable, to put it mildly...