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Black Sabbath

Lyrics

What is this that stands before me?
Figure in black which points at me
Turn around quick, and start to run
Find out I'm the chosen one
full lyrics
What is this that stands before me?
Figure in black which points at me
Turn around quick, and start to run
Find out I'm the chosen one
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acid rock qualities
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
minor key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
prominent bass riffs
an emotional male lead vocal performance
prominent drums
abstract lyrics
heavy instrumental improvisation

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trinn17
Amazing work for a bunch of 19-20 year old kids eh? Epic, epic stuff..Opene d up the whole era for the demon-inspir e d metal music scene. EVERY song on this
album is pic
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i love it when it gets faster :D
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3
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That f**king solo!!
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Does anybody actually now why they wrote this song him and iommi had a book of evil and they feel asleep and saw a creepy black figure and when they woke up the book was gone
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w.ankney2010
What is this, that stands before me?
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Can we all just appreciate that the is Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath, on Black Sabbath?
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Black Sabbath by black Sabbath is a huge staple for metal
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Great song and one of the best album covers
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��this is my favorite song from black sabbath I've listened to it a million times on vinyl so rock n roll n just chill
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F**k yeah! Great tune!
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OMNE TRIUM PERFECTUM.
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This song still gives me chills no other...Iomm i ' s use of the tritone is masterful!
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And thus metal was birthed upon the world, 2-13-70!
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It was about Terry geezer butler owning abook of the black arts or witch craft then having bad dreams then seeing black shadows in his room waking up to see standing at the end of his bed then throwing the dam book out the window
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drek785
I'm digging on this Pandora!!!
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Hard to believe your first song on first album which is the name of the album and the band could be so incredibly lastingly historically great. Imagine Feb 13 1970 buying BLACK SABBATH BLACK SABBATH and listening to BLACK SABBATH for first time. There was nothing of comparison.A feast for the drugged music loving mind.Partyin g to this in 1970 had to be unreal
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Sabbath rules
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Ahhh. The founding fathers of REAL music. Music to my ears
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One of the best hard songs to start out with slow tempo and end out flat out ROCKIN OIT !!
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Yikes!!!
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Awesome
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But not by much
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Blac sabuth is thu best band evr ther even betr than thu beetls
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nowangels
The love of my life!! Love seeing ozzy in concert so much!! \M/
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I was at there concert in LA a few weeks ago and daaaaaaamn they good
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caw6369
BLACK SABBATH IS AWESHOME!
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The song that started it all!!!
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I just went and seen them and they are still awsome!
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Yesss I love Ozzy's voice \m/
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Play this song backwards and you'll hear "I am Satan". NO S**T!
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abelstrd
From beginning to end this song is f**king great!
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Satans sitting there he"s smiling!!
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1st time I saw Sabbath was shortly after Ozzy & Tony patched things up & started touring together again in one of Ozzy's Ozzfests. Ozzy did his show & it was great. But the place went batshite when Sabbath came out to this song as the headliner, with Ozzy in his white fringe top. That written, that night it was all about Geezer! Dude was moving like he was 18 again!
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I like how this song picks up near the end
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.....and everything was different from this point. We couldn't be happier.
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Oh noooo!
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Pure Rock And Roll Nirvana! The genre of Heavy Metal is born!
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Ah, the Tritone, also known as the diminished fifth interval! This interval was banned by the Catholic church for its negative vibe. They named it the Diabolus In Musica or The Devil In Music because of its dissonance. Its use was perfected here in Iommi's riff, at the conception of heavy metal.
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I LOVE PANDORA THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THIS IS MY FAVOURITE I DON'T LISTEN TO ANYTHING ELSE! YEE FUCKEN HAAAA! THE BEST FOR A PARTY AGAIN THANKS SO MUCH PANDORA!!!!! ! ! ! LIKE IF YOU AGREE
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It doesn't get any better than this!!!
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ozzy is the prince of darkness DJ...SC CALIF
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I like the video version of this song far better than the album recording. The video version sounds far more natural and actually scarier. Cool song, and the birth of heavy metal, nonetheless. Thank you, Sabbath!
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avery.chad
What is this that stands before me?-The birth of Heavy Metal, by the greatest band in the world!!! \m/ What people don't know or tend to forget is that Geezer Butler wrote most of the lyrics for Black Sabbath. He never gets the credit he deserves as a bass player and lyricist. Of course Iommi is the Riff master and created the Heavy Metal sound.
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dark,eery and a contemporary horror classic.
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sorry what was that?
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LOOK DEEP INTO MY BLUE EYES OF SAINT MICHAEL OZ-BORN.
I AM LUCIFER MYSELF. HAVE TO MAKE MONEY $ U KNOW.
READ DETAILS VIA MULTIPLE INTER VIEWS IN GUITAR PLAYER
MAGAZINES. SAINT MICHAEL AKA SAINT OZ-OZZY. LIKE OZ SAY
CLEARLY -- THEY ONLY LISTEN TO THE TONES AND MUSICAL
SOUND -- THEY DO NOT EVEN KNOW A WORD THAT I SAID THROUGH
MY MOUTH. GOD THE FATHER. GOD THE SON. GOD THE SPIRIT.
TRINITY DIVIDE BY 3 -- HOW ELSE IS SABBATH SUPPOSED TO MAKE
$ TO PAY BILLS -- SINGING AND PLAYING DONNY AND MAR
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igarcia007
Metal at its best! Metal defined!
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remingtr
Since the beginning of time, man's greatest ambition has been to blot the light from the sun. However, Black Sabbaths's inception creating heavy metal and all that comes after...... fulfills man's 2nd greatest ambition.
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Typically, the birth of a new and distinct musical style is very hard to pinpoint. But, I have to agree, this is the FIRST song on the FIRST album of HEAVY METAL.

The blueprint for metal is contained in this song.

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