I had to debate a fair amount if I should get tickets to Black Sabbath or not. I am still a bit of a metal head, and love that these classic bands are still doing the rounds. I have to say that I was impressed with their latest album, 13, which still maintains a lot of the feel of their old music. But still I wondered if I should spend the money to go, plus endure the inconvenience of having to ever attend something at Rexall Place.
The largest decision was weighing my dislike for Ozzy Osbourne with the fact that we may never get the chance to see this band again. I was never a fan of Ozzy’s solo career, and his voice is far and away the worst thing about Sabbath, in my opinion. Yes, he gave personality to the band, and he is definitely an iconic frontman, but I never really got on board with his voice or his consistent, follow-the-guitar, vocal rhythms. Plus, the fact that he ended up being little more than a reality show cartoon character really turned me off of him.
But, let’s be honest. This is Black Sabbath. A pioneer band, without whom we would not have seen so many great metal acts follow in their footsteps. They may never tour again, so I am glad to get a piece of it while I can.
Now, I just need to keep my fingers crossed, as they already have been since I developed a taste in music, that there will someday, somehow be a Led Zeppelin reunion tour.