A classical musician listens to Black Sabbath for the first time and analyzes what she heard

I think we can all agree that reactions videos are, at best, a mixed bag. Of all the genre, the ones I personally enjoy the most are classical musicians and composers reacting to musical genres that are light years from their own.

Such is the case with Amy Shafer, aka Virgin Rock on YouTube. Amy is a music teacher and classically trained pianist and harpist.

In two videos, a first-listen and an in-depth analysis, Amy takes a deep dive into the first track, "Black Sabbath," from Black Sabbath's debut record, Black Sabbath. Her gentle demeanor and thoughtful, respectful exploration of the song is such a lovely and charming counter-point to its doomy, gloomy content.