Black Sabbath’s Eternal Struggle Between Good and Evil

black sabbathHuffington Post – by Aaron Brophy

Few bands throughout history have better represented the fight between good and evil than heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath.

The group even had an album and song titled “Heaven And Hell” during one of the periods when the late Ronnie James Dio had replaced Ozzy Osbourne as the band’s lead singer. That song’s main refrain of “Oh, it’s on and on and on/ It goes on and on and on, Heaven and Hell” pointedly captured that sense of an eternal struggle.  

It’s a war that’s not at all unfamiliar to current Black Sabbath members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler as they’ve consistently wrestled with the devils and angels on their shoulders over the years.

See, despite what conservative types might think, Black Sabbath aren’t evil. Or at least not totally evil. They’ve also accomplished a lot of good over the years. We decided to track some of the best and worst things the band members have ever done. Let the showdown begin:

Black Sabbath perform August 14 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto and August 22 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, alongside U.S. tour dates that will see them criss-crossing the continent until September.

7 thoughts on “Black Sabbath’s Eternal Struggle Between Good and Evil

  1. YEA WAR PIGS I`m watching ya 😎 Yea you pigs, your time is coming, and coming fast get your affairs in order you bastards

  2. Just the name “Black Sabbath” is a demonstration of the fact that they’re marketing themselves to kids who are rebellious toward established morality.

    Most people don’t know that most churches no longer have bells in their belfry, but instead they have loudspeakers that play a recording of church bells. I had a girlfriend that switched the cassette tape at a local church, and Sunday at noon had them playing Black Sabbath music to the neighborhood that was expecting to hear church bells.

    She was an LSD freak who was later ex-communicated for trying to burn down another church. I can’t remember ever having a sane girlfriend.

  3. Now in darkness world stops turning
    Ashes where the bodies burning
    No more war pigs have the power
    Hand of God has struck the hour
    Day of judgement, God is calling
    On their knees the war pig’s crawling
    Begging mercy for their sins
    Satan laughing spreads his wings
    Oh lord yeah!

  4. Saw them in concert at the Forum in Inglewood. They were the headliners.

    The back-up band stole the show.

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