Children of the Grave (5:16)

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Everything that was, and is, exceptional, about Black Sabbath is to be found in this seminal track. Tony Iommi’s monster power chords, Geezer Butler’s protopunk bass line and Bill Ward’s primal and ape-like drumming are signally evident, as is a young Ozzy Ozbourne, who sings in a dark, enigmatic voice about the zeitgeist of the age—the very real threat of nuclear annihilation and the possibility of love overcoming it—which many might see as a watershed moment in music, and a direct ancestor of the Heavy Metal glut bands of the 1980s and 90s. For fans, this track may very well be essential Sabbath, at the height of their powers and collective musical strength.


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Revolution in their minds - the children start to march
Against the world which they have to live in
Oh! The hate that's in their hearts
They're tired of being pushed around and told just what to do

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