So, back in January, when the news came out about Tony Iommi‘s health condition, kind words and well-wishes came pouring in from all directions (this blog included). Right around that same time, Gothenburg stoner/sludge/doom metal titans One Inch Giant mentioned on Facebook that they planned on recording a Black Sabbath cover song in tribute to the legendary guitarist. They sought suggestions from their fans as to which song they should attack.
Well, that tribute has taken four months for the band to arrange and record, but when you listen to it you’ll hear why! Instead of choosing one of the suggestions, it seems they decided to go with all of them — with a couple extra thrown in for good measure! I only heard it once through, streamed on my phone, so I can’t guarantee the accuracy of this list, but I believe I picked out a few lines or phrases from each of the following:
- Black Sabbath
- Children of the Grave
- Wheel of Confusion
- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
- Under the Sun
- Lord of this World
- War Pigs
All of these songs have been cobbled together seamlessly, to form one gigantic tribute medley. It sounds absolutely fantastic… give it a listen here:
Furthermore, it was just announced that this track will be included on the upcoming No More Tears: A Millennium Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne – 1971-2012 compilation, due to be released on the 5th of June through Versailles Records (more info here).