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DEMONS OF THE NIGHT GATHER TO SEE BLACK WIDOW LIVE

Black Widow

 

Heavy Prog

4.39 | 10 ratings

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Clark Ashton
5 stars YES 5 STARS

To me, the Sacrifice album is a watershed in rock music. It's a crossover of prog & burlesque. Even more so with this live version commited to celluloid posterity for us to enjoy. Because it's live; some tracks contain plenty of instrumental improvisation. While not of the upper echelon of prog, this band shows their chops in this live setting. Filmed in black & white but true to Beat Club standards: there are psychedelic effects up the wazoo. Don't expect Lamb Lies Down, Welcome to My Nightmare, or Live after Death. This is more in the God of Hellfire tradition of theatrical rock with Satanic passages recited over Kip Trevor performing rites with a beautiful girl in the role of Astaroth.

Not for everyone. I'm aware some view this as low-brow prog. But last year I wouldn't dream I'd see Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, or The Who on PA, but now, thank Astaroth, they are.

Clark Ashton | 5/5 |

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