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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
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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
demanding instrumental part writing
intricate melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
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

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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This song scared me as a child. Now it gives me goosebumps. This song started it all
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The first true heavy metal song. And after all these years, it's heavier and darker than anything else in its own way. It scares the sh*t out of me every time I hear it. Tony's tritone is masterful. Love that riff at the end, too.
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\ ^ ^ | ⚡️ ❤️ ⚡️ | ^ ^ /
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Most definitely Jordan.
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And on the date February 13th, 1970, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut Black Sabbath, featuring the song that started Heavy Metal, Black Sabbath
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\m/ d(*_*)b \m/
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kentkreftmey e r
The band that started it all!
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pbgranma
This is the end my friend
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93 Blessed Samhain 93
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HAVE A HORRENDOUS F**KING HALLOWEEN!!! !
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Creepy and beautiful.
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Agreed johnheater75 my friend. This is where it all began amongst other greats, like Priest, Maiden, the list goes on. Black Sabbath, We Sold Our Souls For ROCK N ROLL,,, I know I did. Happy Labor day weekend and Rock On Everyone
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I think tony iomi is going to get eaten by that black monster that was under his bed sometime.
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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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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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