Song of the Day: Black Sabbath – “Black Sabbath”

On this day in 1970 — on what was a Friday, the 13th, of course! — Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album was released in the U.K. This song is the first track off the album, and to this day, I’d be willing to bet there’s not a more sinister-sounding song to come along in the history of rock music. The song is just 100 percent pure doom, evil and dread, perfectly captured — which is why it’s so great. All the genres, bands, and songs Black Sabbath influenced — it all started here.

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