I have been a long time fan of Sabbath. I remember the elation of finding Paranoid on cassette at a record store. Absolutely love the Sacred Bones compilation of these classic songs.
Favorite track: Supernaut.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of both the self-titled Black Sabbath album and 'Paranoid,' Sacred Bones is proud to present 'What Is This That Stands Before Me?', a compilation of Sabbath covers recorded by artists from across our roster. Black Sabbath stands at the crossroads of every Sacred Bones employee and artist's musical taste, and it was a great pleasure for us to work together to reimagine some of their most beloved songs. Here you'll find Sabbath through the filter of the post-Soviet darkwave of Molchat Doma, the experimental folk of Hilary Woods, the laid-back psych of Moon Duo, and a half dozen more genres besides. Satan's coming 'round the bend.
released May 1, 2020
Cover photo by Kevin Faulkner.
All songs mastered by James Plotkin, except "Warning," mastered by Dean Hurley.
All songs originally written and recorded by Black Sabbath.
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I love the light and shade between Bryan's dirty and Emma's forlorn vocals. There are so many layers to this recording that are driven home through contrast. Plus the riffs are brilliant and get me moving. I can't stop listening to Thou and Emma in general lately. spaceman2250
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So I happened upon this album at 3:44pm. liked the album art. hit play. halfway through Slaughterhouse it was in my wishlist. then halfway through Why i hit the buy now button. I would have bought the cd or vinyl but I have just paid the mortgage. yeah I know it's 13 days late. Anyway after that I downloaded to my phone and immediately decided to leave work and go home. lucky for me there was a little traffic and I got to listen to the album twice! this is probably my best review ever. Zemek