Black Sabbath have released "God Is Dead?" the first single from their forthcoming album, 13. The track will be followed by the second single, "End of the Beginning," to be unveiled on the May 15 season finale of CSI.
According to Ultimate Classic Rock, the song may not be exactly what Sabbath fans were hoping for:
"If you're looking for full-gallop Sabbath riffs, the first six minutes of 'God is Dead?' will make you wait a bit longer; the focus instead is on drama building." The site adds that, by the end of the song, the band whips up a Sabbath fury reminiscent of its heyday.
Spin adds that Ozzy "sounds absolutely fantastic on the track."
13, produced by Rick Rubin, is due June 11.
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