Monday, 13 August 2012

Nativity in Black

Accused of promoting Satanism through mystical lyrics, Nativity in Black is one of the songs by Black Sabbath that has subtle references to the devil.  Though the word devil or Satan isn’t explicitly said, his alias Lucifer, the light bearer, used as he offers his hand to the woman he craves for. Interpreted as conflict between a woman’s intuition and devil’s love where he tries to win her heart assuring she could get things that she had never dreamt under one condition; her love for him has to be real. Apart from Ozzy and lyrical style, lead guitarist Tony Lommi and bassist Geezer Butler compete where bassist takes the crown in outro with insane bass solo that makes the song a magnum opus.