Black Sabbath - The End
A Sneak Pick... ...
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On January 20, 2016, "Black Sabbath" released what at the moment considered it's last piece of musical material. The EP with the binding name "The End"!
This mini-album features eight songs. The first half consists of four new songs destined to be included on the sequel to the album “13”, released three years earlier, with the second half featuring tracks recorded live during the band's tour between 2013 and 2014.
During the recordings of the album "13", guitarist Tony Iommi wrote a large number of riffs that were intended for the sequel album, which he asked to start working on immediately after the recordings for the album "13" were completed. However, bassist Geezer Butler and singer Ozzy Osbourne refused to record another album, on the grounds that it would delay the long-planned tour.
As is well known, eventually the idea for another album was shelved and the new material, along with excerpts from the band performances, were released as part of the EP which as its name implies, as of this moment, symbolizes the end of this mighty band.
Although the four original songs on the album do not equal the level of the bombshells we received on "13", they certainly show that this band had a lot more to give, so it is a pity that this small project did not eventually become a full album. If we had to pick the best of the four tracks, it would probably be "Take Me Home", which just sounded to us like an outtake from the album "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath".
This mini-album was sold as part of the "The End Tour" tour, exclusively and is not even found on the various streaming services.