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Release date: 10 June 2013
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Disc I
01. End Of The Beginning
02. God Is Dead?
03. Loner
04. Zeitgeist
05. Age Of Reason
06. Live Forever
07. Damaged Soul
08. Dear Father

Disc II [Deluxe Edition]
01. Methademic
02. Peace Of Mind
03. Pariah

The Biggest Surprise Of 2013

Lyrics (11)


Line-up
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne - vocals, harmonica
Anthony Frank "Tony" Iommi - guitars
Terence Michael Joseph "Geezer" Butler - bass

Session musicians
Brad Wilk - drums, percussion


Additional info
Produced by Rick Rubin. Mixed by Andrew Scheps at Punkerpad West, Van Nuys, CA. Recorded by Greg Fidelman. Additional recording by Mike Exeter, Dana Nielson. Assisted by Sara Lyn Killion, Sean Oakley. Recorded at Shangri La Studios, Malibu, CA. Additional recording at Tone Hall, Warwickshire, UK. Edited by Dana Nielson, Ryan Castle, Jason Gossman. Mastered by Stephen Marcussen and Stewart Whitmore at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood, CA.

Album design & art direction: ZIP.
Wicker sculpture: Spencer Jenkins.
Cover photography: Jonathan Knowles.
Cover location: With thanks to the Carey family at Burcott Lodge Farm.

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John Shock - 04.07.2013 at 15:12  
 
Written by Ace Frawley on 11.06.2013 at 06:07

I just realised that I really like the song "God is Dead?" now. I didn't really like it much when I first heard it but now it has grown on me to the point that it's one of my favourite tracks on the album. I also like the fact that the album has diversity, with a song like "Zeitgeist".

I don't know of you, but Zeitgeist reminds me a lot of Planet Caravan back in the Paranoid album...which brings back some good old memories! ...
Hydra - 04.07.2013 at 18:57  
  I must say i really enjoyed this record aside from no bill ward very good for the original line up
Ace Frawley - 05.07.2013 at 06:13  
Rating: 8 Nobody does doom better than the originators. Amazing that they've still got it after all these years. A fitting swan song, if that's what it ends up being.
Marcel Hubregtse - 05.07.2013 at 12:55  
Rating: 6
Written by Ace Frawley on 05.07.2013 at 06:13

Nobody does doom better than the originators. Amazing that they've still got it after all these years. A fitting swan song, if that's what it ends up being.


Not much doom on this one at all.

And to be honest although old BS has some proto-doom songs on it. Most of their songs aren't doom at all..
Ace Frawley - 06.07.2013 at 01:00  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.07.2013 at 12:55

Not much doom on this one at all.

And to be honest although old BS has some proto-doom songs on it. Most of their songs aren't doom at all..


Who plays doom? I need to have a listen.
BrightNight - 11.07.2013 at 23:47  
Rating: 10
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 05.07.2013 at 12:55

Written by Ace Frawley on 05.07.2013 at 06:13

Nobody does doom better than the originators. Amazing that they've still got it after all these years. A fitting swan song, if that's what it ends up being.


Not much doom on this one at all.

And to be honest although old BS has some proto-doom songs on it. Most of their songs aren't doom at all..


They invented doom....

Depends on what you classify as doom maybe. Can you define doom for me?
Marcel Hubregtse - 12.07.2013 at 00:05  
Rating: 6
Written by BrightNight on 11.07.2013 at 23:47



They invented doom....



Hence proto-doom. And most of their songs weren't even proto-doom, that's all I am saying. Labbelling Sabbath as doom is wrong because most of their songs aren't doom/proto-doom.
Angelic Storm - 12.07.2013 at 00:44  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 12.07.2013 at 00:05
Hence proto-doom. And most of their songs weren't even proto-doom, that's all I am saying. Labbelling Sabbath as doom is wrong because most of their songs aren't doom/proto-doom.


Yep, I'd agree with that... there are certainly isolated songs and riffs in the Sabbath discography that are doom/proto doom, but overall, there isn't much doom in their discography. However, because of those isolated doom moments, Sabbath were a massive influence on almost all of the early doom metal pioneers. Much like Priest were very influential on early speed metal/power metal bands, without ever actually being those genres themselves, the same goes for Sabs and doom metal.
Fritillaria - 12.07.2013 at 21:48  
  I'm afraid to write my comment on this album but :"This album is really boring ! " I mean it. And just because it's by Sabbath however many people would hype it,but it seems that not any single sound by Sabbath is really great music.
!J.O.O.E.! - 12.07.2013 at 22:23  
Rating: 5 Even 'Zeitgeist' managed to come across as soulless. They couldn't even get that right and that kind of thing should write itself.
NocturnalStalker - 26.07.2013 at 17:05  
Rating: 7 Not as bad an album as I expected, but still not quite an album fitting for such a band. Tony Iommi managed to write some cool riffs, but they don't assemble into great songs.
Surely, commercially it's very tempting to try to imitate the sound of the band's early years, but it's also insanely hard to put down some songs that could be proudly put on the shelf beside, say, Black Sabbath, Iron Man, Sweet Leaf and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.
Still, as mentioned, "13" is not a bad album, even enjoyable one, if you try to not to compare it with Black Sabbath's other works.
Ajay Singh - 28.07.2013 at 01:24  
Rating: 2 Ozzy no longer rhymes or makes sound lyrics like the old ones. Every word is pig sht. R.I.P. DIO. R.I.P. BS
Ace Frawley - 28.07.2013 at 02:01  
Rating: 8
Written by Ajay Singh on 28.07.2013 at 01:24

Ozzy no longer rhymes or makes sound lyrics like the old ones. Every word is pig sht. R.I.P. DIO. R.I.P. BS


I think you'll find Geezer wrote the lyrics in the old days and also for this new album. Ozzy sings.
Kuroboshi - 15.08.2013 at 15:59  
Rating: 7 As an above speaker said, "this album is boring." Many good riffs, classic BS. But the songs are waaaay too long, as well as the album. Iommi did his thing though. Bass is funky as well. Still sleep-enducing though. (Thanks to this I managed to sleep very nicely in the bus on my way home.)
Jtbmetal123 - 15.09.2013 at 08:03  
Rating: 9 This album is purely amazing. Everything about it has classic written all over it. Its a solid 9. The reason its not a 10 for me is because of simply no Bill.
Mr.Moustache69 - 16.09.2013 at 00:12  
Rating: 7 Pure 7 heres why:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAGKxCwK-mw
3rdWorld - 02.10.2013 at 10:04  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 12.07.2013 at 22:23

Even 'Zeitgeist' managed to come across as soulless. They couldn't even get that right and that kind of thing should write itself.

Definitely the weakest song there. Nothing remarkable about this record but still was average to me.
ArcesseEum - 29.01.2014 at 02:02  
Rating: 8 End of Beginning = Black Sabbath + War Pigs
Loner = N.I.B.
Zeitgeist = Planet Caravan


Good album... a bit white washed, but good.
Troy Killjoy - 29.01.2014 at 16:01  
 
Written by ArcesseEum on 29.01.2014 at 02:02
...a bit white washed...

How so?
ArcesseEum - 29.01.2014 at 18:25  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 29.01.2014 at 16:01

Written by ArcesseEum on 29.01.2014 at 02:02
...a bit white washed...

How so?


It's got that squeeky clean, heavily pitch-corrected, polished feel. Everything is tightly edited, compressed, and glossy. A man in his mid-60s who can hardly speak clearly is probably not going to be belting out notes with such power without a lot of help from his engineer. Given that they are throwing back to their earlier albums, they could have let a few imperfections shine through - ...but they're ancient and they have a lot to live up to, so I figured its not a huge deal. It is 2014 after all, and music making technology ain't what it used to be. That being said, a lot of Sabbath's character comes from their 1970s vibe (In the interest of impartiality I should add that I don't care much for much post-1970s Sabbath.)
Troy Killjoy - 30.01.2014 at 02:09  
 
Written by ArcesseEum on 29.01.2014 at 18:25
*response*

I was expecting a totally different answer (one that would have delved more into some sociological issues) but I guess that's because I've only ever heard the term "whitewashed" used to describe a historical/political cover-up.
ArcesseEum - 30.01.2014 at 17:26  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.01.2014 at 02:09

Written by ArcesseEum on 29.01.2014 at 18:25
*response*

I was expecting a totally different answer (one that would have delved more into some sociological issues) but I guess that's because I've only ever heard the term "whitewashed" used to describe a historical/political cover-up.


oh, yeh I meant it in the 'sterilized' sense of the word, not really the racial sense.
Marcel Hubregtse - 30.01.2014 at 17:43  
Rating: 6
Written by ArcesseEum on 30.01.2014 at 17:26

Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.01.2014 at 02:09

Written by ArcesseEum on 29.01.2014 at 18:25
*response*

I was expecting a totally different answer (one that would have delved more into some sociological issues) but I guess that's because I've only ever heard the term "whitewashed" used to describe a historical/political cover-up.


oh, yeh I meant it in the 'sterilized' sense of the word, not really the racial sense.



And the funny thing is when I read the term whitewashed here I was thinking of the term used in sports.
Timelord - 19.04.2014 at 09:47  
Rating: 3
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.01.2014 at 17:43

And the funny thing is when I read the term whitewashed here I was thinking of the term used in sports.

Whitewashed to me means giving appearance of clean until more closely examined the flaws(or fixes) are discovered

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