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- Posted on Jan 4th 2008 2:00PM by David Draiman
'Black Sabbath,' Black Sabbath
From 1970's 'Black Sabbath'
This song is the one that first made want to get into the darker side of music [when I was 12 years old]. That three-part progression -- the devil's chord. How do you get more powerful than that? And something so simple. The way that Ozzy [Osbourne] hauntingly lays that vocal melody over it depicts being seduced by Satan -- taken by the devil. That's serious s--- and it's stuff that no one spoke of before at that time. Nobody was talking about that kind of subject matter when they were out -- no one.Just the resonance of those three notes -- the simplicity and the power of it, and how it cuts through to your soul. That was the song that [ I was like], "Oh my god, do people realize what this does?"
['Black Sabbath'] has its own vibe that is so beautifully evil and dark. I couldn't help but gravitate to it. I loved a bunch of the songs on that record -- it's like Sabbath's greatest hits, basically. It's an amazing record but there definitely is something uniquely dark and wonderful about that song.
David Draiman is the lead singer of rock band Disturbed. The band will release their fourth album, titled 'Indestructible,' later this year.
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