Label: Sanctuary Records
Release Date: 5/10/2005
Genre: Heavy Metal
When the name Geezer Butler is dropped the result is similar to his Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi. The man is probably one of the main influences in the world of Hard Rock bass playing and not only has he returned in Black Sabbath but he has also delivered his 3rd outing with the group he refers to as “GZR”. The main difference is that the players this time around are all different from previous incarnations of the band and the music flows more along with the times. It is wise to caution the diehard Black Sabbath fan to seek samples of this album before purchase because quite honestly there is very little in common with it. I think this is the problem that I had at first listen because I expected a total homage from this man and instead got something more along the lines of Linkin Park and similar nu-metal players. The CD kicks off with “Misfit” which I loved the overall off in and basis of the song. I was not crazy when the slight rap began but this would be far less than tracks like “Prisoner 103” would give me. That could have been a Limp Bizkit tune since there was so much street to it. Meanwhile “I Believe” which is a slower number, was clearly my favorite for it was totally not what I expected to find here after comparing the other tracks. There’s a real feel and mood to it. On tracks like “Aural Sects” and “Pseudocide” it’s more a Killswitch Engage type of group. This material makes them a good choice for bands like that to tour with.
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