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Black Widow


Heavy Prog

3.64 | 139 ratings

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2 stars 2.5

Sometimes one has to be indulgent with music of this epoch, if only because it is when most modern music is rooted on, hundreds of bands exploring new sounds and stepping on new grass. There were highly skillful musicians with classical formation grabbing guitars and Hammond organs, but there were also lots of street boys striking keys and strings for the first time in their life, and many had enough imagination or musical instinct, even creativity, to throw themselves out to the road and try. Black Widow is one of the later, clever guys with some instinct and not much musicianship who knew how to catch up with their contemporary heroes. This first release is a good example, and if you don't listen to their subsequent work, the distance could make one think they were original, but they weren't. Their satanic stuff is rather na´ve, just an excuse to stand out of pairs without much success. Lucky us the non-native English people who may disconnect very easy of the lyrics and listen to the music without distraction. You know where I am going: the album has mostly an historical value. I would only spare a couple of tracks just for the collection, the closing theme, Sacrifice that contains probably the best Hammond play in their career, and no fireworks anyway, and Conjuration, a track that waves a catchy bombastic tune that I still don't know if it is of their own.

poito | 2/5 |


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