ossy osbourne compared to led zeppline
October 26, 2015
Ozzy Osbourne’s Doom Metal
Ozzy Osbourne is a legend of the rock world. Ozzy went from having nothing to creating his own genre of music that inspired hundreds of other bands. Ozzy’s life was tough but he went through it with his head help high and this went into his music and gave it a sense of emotion and created something for the listener to connect to. The style of the genre represents his pain and despair.
The choice of this subject is based on the title of the genre, Doom Metal. Notably, doom metal is an extreme form arising from heavy metal music. This kind of song is done in such a slow tempos with lowly tuned guitar accompanied by a thicker sound than other metal genera. This sort of music plus its lyrics evoke some feeling of dread, despair and or doom. It is based on this genre that the paper finds it useful to bring forth the features of despair, impending doom and dread as depicted in the Music genre Doom Metal.
Ozzy Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England on December 3, 1948. Ozzy was the fourth out of six children; he has three older sisters and two younger brothers. They all grew up in a two-bedroom house that was way too small for his family. While he was at school, they found out that he suffers from dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, a couple of other learning disabilities. This, however, didn’t stop him from getting decent grades in school. He did drop out of school when he was fifteen to go to work as a construction site laborer, car factory horn-tuner, apprentice tool maker, and some other labor jobs. Around the age of nineteen, he remembered his favorite song “She Loves You” from the Beatles and inspired him to form a band. His band only played for two shows then they broke up, but shortly after this he found a couple more people and started a new band called Earth which later became Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath then started to get a lot of attention and his career took off (Moore 19).
The performance of Ozzy Osbourne was deemed to arrest the listeners’ attention, especially by the way he wrote his song using feverish lines and hard metallic tunes. Besides, the enthusiasm caused by his pieces of art was as a result of his heart-wrenching performances. The truth about this individual was that he could even send fellow men into a frenzy. Come to think of it, who could think that such a musician would finally manage to take people’s emotions in that direction considering his previous performances that were never any significant?
From the responses by the audiences, it is quite clear that clear that they had come to the level of condemning Ozzy Osbourne’s ability. Subsequently, it was a necessity for people to attend his concerts. However, Ozzy Osbourne was not a lucky man; the promoters overcharged his shows. But that could not stop the fanatics from attending as one of them even promised too much more for the show to last longer.
How time passes so past was the question of the heads of many attendees. Previously, Berlioz was never even a member of the backstage, but now he was successful to be in the game. At times, I am tempted to believe that passion can work wonders in a person’s life. His ability was now comprehensible to every individual who loved poetry. Besides, he further made a majority come to the world of poetry even though they had occasionally considered the some of his to be work substandard.
The sense of a lively society was credential in the revolution of these artists. I can describe it as the most harmonious groups that ever lived in the entire universe. Similarly, the idea of dedication to passion was the driving force behind the musicians’ abilities. The synchrony was necessary for the longevity of the musical voices and gifted violin players. On the contrary note, the same society was not free from the non-spectators, people who perceived themselves as middle class and, therefore, could not support the revolution. However, their incomes could still allow them to be on the podium dining and wining with the high-class fans.
Similarly, Habeneck was another individual who was inspired to influence the people’s understanding of music. He was a multiple of both instruments and voice. The only person who could makes a blend between his deliverances and the moves was Habeneck. The man handled the redemption of some bigwigs including Saint-Simonian and Francois-Joseph Fetis. The two were perfect but in the works of other artists as they believed in the right brought by ancient art.
In addition to the highly coveted concerts, in-house was also a source of nourishment to the Monarchy. I can relate it to the type of food which when taken could make somebody yearn for more and more. The pioneer behind this music was Jean Pape, who consistently held great studio productions and massive performances to Don Giovanni. As a consequence, Ozzy Osbourne’s legacy was the foundation of all the great tunes in the musical scene. But the question comes, who was the inspiration for the legendary artist?
The type of music that Ozzy produces falls under heavy metal and some people say he was the one “who (arguably) created the Heavy Metal genre.”(Tropes) There are different genres of heavy metal. There’s doom, stoner, drone, sludge, and death metal. Most of Ozzy’s work is doom metal and it originates from the United Kingdom and the United States. With this style of music, there are only a few instruments used with the most popular ones being the electric guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. The electric guitar is really famous in doom metal because of guitar solos, where a musician plays a solo melody only with the guitar. The solos also contribute to the textures in the music. Every instrument complements and builds off of one another. Doom metal normally uses slower tempos and low-tuned guitars to give the sound a much heavier and thicker sound. With the low-tuned guitars, it allows vocals to be more noticeable, considering that in doom metal the vocals are known to be higher toned (Hjelm 31).
Ozzy’s doom metal really impacted the whole rock culture because he had created something new. All other bands that use the genre of doom metal were inspired by Black Sabbath. Black Sabbath’s doom metal music had a theme of despair and desperation, and it reached out to people who were depressed and could relate to the pain. This caused some people to be inspired by Ozzy’s songs and create an emotional attachment to them. When they become emotionally, attached Ozzy was able to speak out to them. This caused him to gain a large audience that looked up to him (Sharpe-Young 23).
Ozzy Osbourne and the creation of doom metal have really left a mark in the music industry. The way Osbourne, was able to create melodies played by one instrument and then come in with complimenting vocals, left a template for all of the future bands and songs in the rock genre. With his style of music reflecting his life shows the audience what he has been through and can connect to people who are going through the same thing (Sharpe-Young 23).
In conclusion, music as a genre has seen wide applications in various angles of humanity. Music has been used to convey a number of thematic concerns with regard to day to day happenings are concerned. The Doom Metal depicts some dark side of humanity that is characterized by despair and persistent imminent dooms that under normal circumstances, are unforeseen. The choice of this subject was clearly chosen to bring forth some perspectives of humanity.
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