Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential andenduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" byRolling Stone, they helped to define a genre with classicsongs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whoselyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical insight. Their songsconfront existential despair, social instability, politicalcorruption, the horrors of war, and the nature of evil. This bookexplores the wide range of profound ideas in the band's music andlyrics to help you understand Black Sabbath as never before.Discusses and debates essential Black Sabbath topics andthemes, such as the problem of evil, "War Pigs" and the nature ofjust war theory, whether or not Sabbath is still Sabbath withoutOzzy, and whether "evil is in the ear of the beholder"Gives you new perspectives on Black Sabbath's music andlyricsProvides a deeper appreciation and understanding of OzzyOsbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward, and Ronnie JamesDioBrings some of history's heaviest thinkers to bear on theband's music, from Aristotle and Nietzsche to Schopenhauer andMarx
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