Black Pigs Analysis

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Terry “Geezer” Butler, Tommy Iommi, Bill Ward and Ozzy Osbourne are all part of Black Sabbath, know as the satanic band which originated in the early 70’s, often accused of praising the devil however when the lyrics are closely analysed, it clearly shows they’re issuing the very thing they are condemned of promoting.

The truth lies hidden within the songs, as the lyrics are always aimed at global world problems, such as the Vietnam war or the “dirty politicians” living in the US. Black Sabbath addresses all of these issues, specifically through their song lyrics. The band's vocalist, Ozzy Osbourne is considered to be the “heart of the band” as he writes, produces and manages everything that comes out of the band.

Excluding Mr.Osborne's
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However the lyrics are written using different literary devices, such as metaphors and allusions. For example, Ozzy Osbourne states in the first lines of the song “ Generals gathered in their masses, just like witches at black masses”. Mr.Osborne refers to the generals making plans for war, similar to “evil” witches generating wicked ideas. This was a direct correlation to the Vietnam war, giving Ozzy Osbourne an important voice in the opinion that the public would have on the …show more content…
The band is known as “Rage Against The Machine” which currently tops the lists of most influential modern metal band in the world. In their song “Killing In The Name”, the band issues the abuse from authorities, specifically the racial discrimination against the blacks. The lead singer, Zack De La Rocha states in his song “those who died are justified, for wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites”. Zack De La Rocha condemns the violence and abuse coming from the government and the authority. He is able to use language incorporated with heavy guitar riffs which aggravates people and because of the band’s influence, it has impacted several societies around the