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3.0 out of 5 stars
Black Widow - Not deadly, 16 Mar 2004
I was surprised when i first listened to this album, i had read a book on Black Sabbath, and was informed that if you like Sabbath then you are bound to like this, I wouldnt agree.
The link between the two ends at the occultist lyrics, i put this on expecting to hear doom laden heavy riffs, and they just didnt happen.
Thats not to say that this isnt an interesting and in parts very good album, the opener In ancient days is stong, as is Way to power, come to the sabbat is not so good, the chanting becomes tiresome and doesnt shock at all. My favourite track is seduction which contains a really cheesy (but great) organ/sax sound which i cant listen to without a smile.
The rest of the tracks are interesting enough, although not groundbreaking in any way.
There is some great artwork inside the cover, and all in all this is worth buying, most people will find something to like about this.