As any educated person will know (someone familiar with Rock and Traditional Heavy Metal Music) it is a predominantly working class form of music, not that middle and upper class people can't be a part. If you look at Traditional Heavy Metal - Black Sabbath is a prime example, it is working class. This genre of music, influenced by Rock 'N' Roll and The Blues came from working class areas - a lot of them from areas such as Birmingham and the Midlands in general. We know music can be a release, but is also a good way of getting our feelings and points across and make some money on the side. But one thing that is clear with traditional Metal bands like Black Sabbath is, you WORK hard to become successful, you are not born into wealth or you don't know or own a record company so, you had to work on getting a recording contract - hard work is key to success, something the working class have always done - you have to ignore the propaganda that comes from capitalist media and politicians. The benefit if this ideology means, you can be proud of where you have come from but at the same time, you know you have worked hard to get to where you have, and you have not cheated like those that are born into wealth.
It is in this context that Keiron Hopkins has reviewed the Black Sabbath album 'Master of Reality' reproduced below.
Personal Note; It would be a great Idea for the original line-up to reunite at some point. I, like many are not sure whether a new record would be any good, musically it would be great but, whether Ozzy's vocals are really up to it is another thing.
By Keiron Hopkins