About four months ago, Rob Smith (Ace from KISS Forever) played around the idea of putting together a band that would satisfy his other musical obsession, Black Sabbath. I of course was all for the plan as long as if it got off the ground they would do my favorite Sabbath song ever, 'Never Say Die'!
They did and .... they did!
Making their live debut last night in Quincy, SOULS OF SABBATH played a mammoth set (well over two hours) to a fan base who knew every note, every every drum beat and every song back and front.
Starting with 'War Pigs' the band hit the stage of the Revel in Quincy, MA and for a band that has only been together for a handful of months... they played tight and honored the songs they performed. I know Rob and knew that he would play his best and he did! He would make Tony Iommi proud.
Keeping the beat was drummer Mike Boisclair who played like a monster behind his massive kit. You could feel every note especially on 'Mob Rules', 'Never Say Die' and 'Children Of The Grave'!
Holding it all down was bassist Brian Huberdeau who had some 'Geezer' size shoes to fill, and on 'Lady Evil' and 'N.I.B' he did the trick. He was the unsung hero tonight.
But all eyes and ears were on Doug Aiche who, as Ozzy brought you back to that magical time in Sabbath history when Ozzy was at his best! From his stage mannerisms, trailing off banter and his handling of a few of the Dio- era songs, Doug made you think you were at a Black Sabbath concert!
'Fairies Wear Boots', 'Snowblind', 'Into The Void'...so many songs and certainly not enough time. The first chance you get to see SOULS OF SABBATH... DO IT!!! You won't be disappointed!