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Black Widow


Heavy Prog

3.55 | 52 ratings

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4 stars Every release of this band has a different taste, surely because of the many changes in members, but also because they probably were all the time looking for a style they would feel comfortable with. Actually, the band never hit the streets, but the reason is simple, they were not original, even in this album it is clear they inspired in Genesis. It is not a question of the major acts taking it all in the business; not in this case, they never had enough to offer that might stand out of the others, with the likely exception of their unpublished work entitled BWIV, only released many years later. This third album is probably the most interesting for symphonic Proggers and no doubt their best music achievement so far. The first release was a bit naïf, and the second was awfully produced. This one is so pleasant to the ear. Great symphonic Prog indeed and it was their first attempt at it. The long opening theme has some moments, but is globally dull. The rest is much more interesting with tracks like Lonely Man, The King Of Hearts, and Old Man. Had they stayed in this line, they would have made it. They were very good at it and it wasn't too late; other symphonic bands began even later, such as Frenchie Ange, but in the end you need to have a genius composer such as Decamps or simply you won't endure. The material in this album was inspired enough, and though it might appear a bit worn to the ears of the music scavengers in those days, it has certainly gained with the years, and make me think the band deserved more support and a continuation. Shame¡ By the way, the only resemblance with Black Sabbath is in the name.
poito | 4/5 |


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