Age Of Reason

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  • This song is a journey through several movements of various tempos and riffs. Its raw sound has been compared by some critics to that of Jimi Hendrix, which guitarist Tony Iommi told SF Weekly was because producer Rick Rubin wanted him to play his solos live. "I haven't done so for years," he said. "I've normally put the backing track down, then go in and put solos down. And I'm going, 'Well, I don't really know what I'm going to play yet.' And he'd go, 'Well, just try something.' He encouraged me to try different things, and that's what happened on 'Age of Reason' and 'Damaged Soul.'"

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