Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Rock, Metal
Reissue of the British prog rock outfit's debut album, originally released in 1970 on CBS. The group were pioneers of dark metal & featured Jim Gannon, later a member of Fox. Seven tracks. Also contains the original cover ... more »
Reissue of the British prog rock outfit's debut album, originally released in 1970 on CBS. The group were pioneers of dark metal & featured Jim Gannon, later a member of Fox. Seven tracks. Also contains the original cover art. 1999 release.
M. Harris | BRIGHTON, EAST SUSSEX United Kingdom | 02/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Maybe i'm getting old and jaded (probably both!) but there was a time around 1970 when music was daring and exciting and bands were signed because they were good and not really marketable. My thing was to browse around second hand shops and pick up obscure albums dirt cheap (some were wonderful investments) i picked up great albums by skin alley, sameti, odin etc, etc and this magnificent album by Black Widow. There was a furore i recall about their stage act (i believe 'sacrifice' included semi-naked girls being er..sacrificed) but regardless (and i'm sure like black sabbath it was all tongue in cheek) the music was top notch and Kip Trevor is one of the great unsung vocalists check out the title track and his scatting on 'attack of the demon' and Jim Gannon writes great catchy songs with good hooks. He excelled himself on the second album 'maybe now-2' Instrumentally the interplay with keyboard and flute is constantly inventive and the lengthy 'sacrifice' gives everyone a chance to stretch out(special mention the great drumming) they even go cheesy on 'conjuration'. Really, not a track is wasted and it has an atmosphere of its own. Great cover as well!. Oh for those record buying oppertunities again before everyone got greedy and charged a fortune."
Devil Music? Oh, yeah...
Mark Gatzke | Plant City, FL USA | 08/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Black Widow might have survived longer and with a serious cult following if they had stuck to the theme expressed so perfectly on Sacrifice. Whatever reasons they had for backing away from their controversial subject matter relegated them to a relatively short career and obscurity in the annals of rock music. Sacrifice itself is a seamless album, at least thematically. It's only fair to say that if you fear for your immortal soul or the idea of devil worship set to music disturbs you, move along and forget you ever heard of this album. However, if you can get past the mock seriousness of it, Sacrifice is quirky, funny, and propelled by some really good and interesting music. Parts of it are cluttered with a little too much instrumentation, but overall it's a well produced album and a significant document of late 60s/early 70s free form rock."
Obscure piece of prog
Golovanov Alexey | Limassol, Cyprus | 12/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Worth having it as a reference - that's why I bought it. Ideas & thoughts are more interesting than music (and much more than singing). Interesting as a piece from the 70s. Has nothing to do with "Black Sabbath", and doesn't even come close - don't trust the editorials, adverts and reviews. On the other hand, get the 3rd and 4th albums - you won't regret it"