Album Review - Distorted Reality | The Blacktones
- By Aftab Khan | Rating - 3/5
Black Sabbath are back. Their new album ‘13’ comes out very soon, on June 10th. The sound that Sabbath pioneered four decades ago (the genre creating self-titled debut album came out in 1970), came to be known as Heavy Metal. In the years that followed, this sound underwent many many transformations on the way to becoming faster, heavier, more extreme. Bands like Metallica pulled the sound forward in a different direction. The various genres and sub genres that metal nerds like to slot bands into today have grown complex and confusing. Sabbath itself would today be labeled ‘Doom metal’ or ‘Stoner metal’. One such band that falls into many sub-genres and is indirectly-if not directly- inspired by Sabbath, is Italian band The Blacktones.