The Christian metal band Stryper surprised some of their fans by recording a version of this song for their 2011 covers album, The Covering
. However, frontman Michael Sweet
told Rock Confidential
they should give the lyrics a listen before condemning the music. Said the singer: "There were some songs we were thinking about and decided we probably shouldn't. There were some Ozzy songs, some Maiden songs, some Priest songs. We tried our best to be appropriate with the lyrical choices. Some may argue, 'How can they justify doing a Sabbath song?' If you read the words to 'Heaven and Hell,' those are lyrics that Stryper would've written. There's nothing wrong with those lyrics. They're absolutely dead-on the money."