Friday, June 15, 2007

Rondellus - Sabbatum (2003)

“Sabbatum” is a tribute album like no other – 12 Black Sabbath classic songs
played by early music band Rondellus and sung in Latin language. Can you imagine what Black Sabbath would have sounded like if Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward would have formed the band in the 14th century? Would “War Pigs” or “The Wizard” have been as powerful if played on medieval instruments like lute, fiddle and harp?
Curious? So was Rondellus, the renowned Estonian medieval music band. They took 12
Black Sabbath classics and turned them into something totally unheard. Rondellus recorded – “Sabbatum”. An amazing collection of Black Sabbath tunes played on medieval instruments and sung in Latin language. “Sabbatum” – the most unique sounding Black Sabbath tribute album.

You’ve probably heard all the Black Sabbath cover albums. Perhaps both “Nativity
in Black” compilations are in your CD box right now. Great records, aren’t they? But “Sabbatum” takes a closer look at all these classic Black Sabbath songs in a way that’s never been done before. The angle is so different that you better prepare yourself for a big surprise, a positively shocking one. “Sabbatum” takes you on a trip. It acts like a time machine. In a single moment you will find yourself attending a Black Sabbath show during the 14th century. You'll be in a medieval cathedral where time stands still. Just you and thousands of fellow kings and queens, knights and ladies. And the tunes that made heavy metal – classic songs by Black Sabbath.


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Nick said...

This sounds interesting. Downloading as I write this. I think once downloaded, I'll go straight to War Pig

Cheers mate

Nick said...

Have you listened to the covers Richard Cheese does. Lounge version of stuff like people = shit, Rape Me, and Welcome to the Jungle

H. said...

Nick: Yup I know Richard Cheese's stuff. Think I first heard him on Howard Stern. Great stuff!

Any thoughts on Sabbatum? Is that the weirdest version of War Pigs you've ever heard or what?! ;)

Thanks for the comments!

Nick said...

Definitely different. Having listened to it made me want to have a little search through my collection for other covers. I notice two songs are missing – shame we don’t have their version of The Wizard.

I enjoyed listening it and listening to old stuff of mine I hadn't listened to for a long time

A Dashing Blade said...

Excellent post, works very well!

H. said...

I see if I can find the missing tracks.

Ruestar said...

That version of A National Acrobat kills it. Unbelieveable. And War Pigs is beautiful, wish they would've taken it further.

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