Black Sabbath - 13
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2013 Ratings: #520 / 961
User Score
Based on 92 ratings
2013 Ratings: #356
June 11, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Vertigo, Universal / Label
Heavy Metal, Metal / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

The influence of early Sabbath has become so omnipresent that it's come back to influence its very creators 40 years later, but the results are unexpectedly brilliant, apocalyptic, and essential for any die-hard metal fan.

80
Paste

43 years after the release of that monumental first record, I believe Black Sabbath is very much alive.

70
Drowned in Sound

13 does what you’d expect it to, no more, no less. It doesn’t break new ground, it doesn’t have the impact of Sabbath’s early work (how could it?), but nor does it tarnish the band’s legacy. 

70
Pitchfork

That 13 isn't an out-of-touch embarrassment is a surprise. That it's cohesive, engaging, and even fun is a near-shock.

70
NME

This is Sabbath of the melodramatic ‘Iron Man’ variety, and Ozzy is in shockingly decent voice, amping up the drama with couplets worthy of Noel Gallagher.

70
Consequence of Sound

Given all the distractions surrounding the record’s release, it’s shocking how well everything fits together. For a record 13 years in the making, 13 is worth the wait.

JustSomeGuy
74
The final release in such a legendary career. 13 is the final album from Black Sabbath, and the first one in 35 years to include most of the original line-up. The only difference here is that Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine is the drummer here. Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler are all here, and it feels good to hear these guys go back to the way it was originally.

I can definitely understand why some people wouldn't like this album. This is far from Ozzy's best lyrical work. ... read more
GABRIELinHELL
70
Good
MinatoArisato
65
Classic Sabbath back in form but not much has changed, this album will either have you rocking out or bored.

Best Track: Pariah
Worst Track: Methademic
balleralan
70
hey i like this
gas_souza
75
End Of The Beginning - 75
God Is Dead? - 80
Loner - 75
Zeitgeist - 75
Age Of Reason - 80
Live Forever - 75
Damaged Soul - 70
Dear Father - 70
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Track List

  1. End Of The Beginning
  2. God Is Dead?
  3. Loner 
  4. Zeitgeist
  5. Age Of Reason
  6. Live Forever
  7. Damaged Soul
  8. Dear Father
  9. Methademic
  10. Peace Of Mind 
  11. Pariah
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Added on: March 13, 2013