BASICALLY TODAY'S INDUCTEE INTO MY HALLOWEEN HALL OF FAME IS THE VERY BIRTH OF HEAVY METAL. The first song on the first album by Black Sabbath tolled the knell for the start of what would become one of the most popular musical genres (despite the critics' disdain) of our time. My ninth inductee into the Batty Halloween Hall of Fame is. . .
BLACK SABBATH by BLACK SABBATH
Picture yourself in 1970 as you drop the needle onto this new vinyl LP by this new group called Black Sabbath. The sound of rain is followed by the mournful toning of a bell followed by a clap of thunder. The sounds emanating from your speakers perfectly match the odd and mysterious album cover. Then the band kicks in - hard and heavy! Simply one of the most Halloweenie-sounding mainstream rock songs you're every going to hear.