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Genres: Pop, Rock, Metal
Digitally remastered reissue of this British hard rock band's self-titled sophomore album from 1971, now featuring two bonus tracks. Often compared to their contemporaries Black Sabbath and early Jethro Tull, Black Widow'... more »
Digitally remastered reissue of this British hard rock band's self-titled sophomore album from 1971, now featuring two bonus tracks. Often compared to their contemporaries Black Sabbath and early Jethro Tull, Black Widow's cult following continues to grow 30 years after they disbanded.
Won't find Satan there!!
T. Olson | Scandinavia WI USA | 04/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Awesome album by the originators of Black/Doom Metal. I own the 1989 Repertoire label release but all the songs remain the same. Not as dark as Sacrifice but equally as good. This came out around 1971 and I would compare it to Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Yes, and Jethro Tull. I highly reccomend this disc to anyone who loves early 70's Heavy/Progressive Rock."
Black Widow's Best
Aron D. Rush | Cross Timbers, Mo usa | 10/27/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is progressive rock of the highest quality. So many prog bands are nothing more than jazz/rock outfits of varied talents, with not much to seperate them from the pack. Liecester's Black Widow was unique among their peers, and not just because they featured occult lyrics and stage performances, though very few others had entered this territory at the time. Listening to a Black Widow record is like entering a strange, dark and mysterious dream world, perhaps only achieved to this extent by HP Lovecraft in the late 60's.
This was the band's third effort (if you count Pesky Gee), and in my opinion, their finest. They'd toned down the occult references this time around, but still managed to acheive as dark a vibe as Sacrifice, allowing the music to communicate.
The disc opens with Tears And Wine, a slow tempoed aural painting of immense beauty. Rockin' guitar, dark organ passages, haunting vocal harmonies. An intense serious band, totally focused. The songs flow through various moods and styles, as the sleeping mind passes from one dream to another. Folk with gorgeous flute passages, straight up rock, down and dirty blues, progressive, it's all here. Mary Clark is a beautiful nightmare, atmospheric music as good as it gets. Wait until Tomorrow is about as close to metal as Black Widow ever got. The Story of Creation is a progressive powerhouse and allows Clive Jones to show his prowess on flute and sax.
As always, Repertoire Records has done an excellent job, as on all their reissues. Their efforts are always a welcome addition to my collection. They deserve our gratitude for bringing out these classic records that didn't receive their due the first time around. This is an amazing album, an amazing band."