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Black Widow


Heavy Prog

3.03 | 64 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars Though the lyrics of this album are no so satanic as on their first album were, these guys are still seeking supernatural forces to fix their problems (gypsy enchantresses etc.). I thought how weird themes for a songs, maybe the circumstances did not allow searching solutions of life from conventional ways. The musicians are good, but instead of virtuosity the emphasis is on the feeling, ideas and aesthetics which are to be appreciated on their case. This dark music could appeal to fans of Van Der Graaf Generator, as there's lots of saxes, keyboards and melancholic and neurotic feelings present on this album. Best tracks in my opinion are "Tears and Wine", "Mary Clark" and the final tracks of the album: "Wait Until Tomorrow" (a good rocker in vein of Led Zeppelin). Also the jazzy middle section "An Afterthought", and the closing song "Legend of Creation" left to my mind. The clumsy album cover painting is also very cool, signaling the sociological truth from where the unreachable are tried being conjured via arts and beliefs. Though there are some very good songs on this record, there also some quite silly moments to be found too. So it's unbalanced, but also done without compromises, like real pieces of art are often made.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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