Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
Children of the GraveMaster of Reality heavy metal hard rock classic rock metal Black Sabbath
Everything that was, and is, exceptional, about Black Sabbath is to be found in this seminal track. Tony Iommi's monster power chords, Geezer Butler's protopunk bass line and Bill Ward's primal and ape-like drumming are signally evident, as is a young Ozzy Ozbourne, who sings in a dark, enigmatic voice about the zeitgeist of the age--the very real threat of nuclear annihilation and the possibility of love overcoming it--which many might see as a watershed moment in music, and a direct ancestor of the Heavy Metal glut bands of the 1980s and 90s. For fans, this track may very well be essential Sabbath, at the height of their powers and collective musical strength.
Black Sabbath was an English heavy metal band that formed in 1968 in Birmingham, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom and disbanded in 2017, originally comprising Ozzy Osbourne (vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), and Bill Ward (drums). In the early 70s, they were the first to pair heavily distorted, sonically dissonant blues rock at slow speeds with lyrics about drugs, mental pain and abominations of war, thus giving birth to generations of metal bands that followed in their wake. Show more ...
Against the world which they have to live in
Oh! The hate that's in their hearts
They're tired of being pushed around and told just what to do
They'll fight the world until they've won and love comes flowing through, yeah!
Children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today
Will the sunrise of tomorrow bring in peace in any way?
Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?
Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear? Yeah!
So you children of the world, listen to what I say
If you want a better place to live in, spread the words today
Show the world that love is still the life you must embrace
Or you children of today are Children of the Grave, Yeah!