Some highlights include the really sweet saxophone playing within the opening track, the jazzy mid-section of Seduction, and the killer chorus of Attack Of The Demon. I love that cool "na na na na" stuff backing up Kip's desperate strains. Of course, one can't talk about this album without mentioning Come To The Sabbat and its hilarious yet creepy chant. Again, what makes something like this work is how the music shuns the heavy and terrifying sludge riffs for a much lighter and sometimes progressive tone.
Without the horror music, the lyrics alone become more of a focus, making Sacrifice an odd, disturbing yet weirdly appealing adventure. In the end, it's all silly stuff with keys of Solomon, ancient tomes, sacrificial daggers and cute princesses from castles of fire.
Of course, silly can be fun, and in this case, it is. Don't expact anything heavier then Manfred Mann's Earthband on this record. Solid art rock with some minor progressive rock linings. A warm sound with organs, pumping bass, some nice guitars and reasonably good vocals ' characteristic if nothing too special. Every song has some great catchy ideas and a twist sound wise ' take for example the pumping string section on 'Come to the Sabbat'.
None of the songs sound like they were developed fully as compositions. Moreover, the playful satanic lyrics fail to work as memorable lyrics of catchy songs. These shortcomings disqualify 'Sacrifice' as an album to listen to with full attention, yet I can't help liking it a lot on the background. Every songs has some great moment and the energy of the record is great, very sympathetic and executed with proper energy.
The artwork on my Akarma gate-fold reprint is glorious and adds to the enjoyment. Yes, I will recommend this a great little forgotten gem of the heavy psych era, just don't expect too much. More like a three-and-a-halve stars for this one. They released their first album under the name Pesky Gee!
Their first album as Black Widow, titled "Sacrifice" caused some controversy at t Evolving from the light-hearted, jazzy band Pesky Gee! In a vein similar to Black Sabbath, "Sacrifice" explores occult themes and satanic rituals through its twisted lyrics. As early as in the opene Really fantastic and underrated album.
Many compare these band with Black Sabbath, well those who do that probably did not hear these album, they compare them because they had a similar name and satanic lyrics. As soon as you play these album you will find that these two bands can't be compared. Satans Here! With these two sentences I described the importance of Black Widow and Sacrifice. And the s Naturally, the accompanying Sacrifice album has bounced along in its wake, first as an increasingly expensive vinyl collectors' item, more recently as a regular on the CD reissue circuit, and here it comes again, this time bearing more primal Black Widow than you could ever have dreamed of hearing.
Ultimate Sacrifice: One opens, naturally, with the original seven-song album. More fascinating, however, is the chance to hear five of the seven "Way to Power" and "Attack of the Demon" are absent in their original demo form, where they are revealed, if anything, to be even more dramatic than on the final vinyl.
Of course, the bonus tracks are really only of interest if you truly worship the original record, and, once past "Come to the Sabbat," there probably aren't many people who feel that strongly. But the liners tell the band's tale well, the remastering is impressive, and if you're not doing anything next weekend, you might well want to drop by Black Widow 's house. They've got somebody visiting, you know. Bought for my Daughter as she is a great fan,well pleased.
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What in the heck was THIS band all about? I guess a song like this shows us why they weren't more popular- either people were afraid to dip into these guys, or the general population didn't know how to approach them. Either way, fascinating stuff. Check out Sugarloaf's debut if you don't believe me. Catchy chorus too "You say you wanna sarcrifice". Speaking of jams, "Seduction" contains one that's very different from the one on "Sacrifice". The one on "Seduction" is haunting.
This band had guts to release an evil album and back up the songwriting with seemingly pretty arrangements such as extended flute jams. You get the feeling these are definitely NOT supposed to be pretty flute jams- it's just an illusion to cover up the satanic lyrics. If so, the band deserves a ton of credit for coming up with something original. Lyrically this band leaves Black Sabbath in the dust, and offers more in the way of creativity and making your imagination go completely nuts.
Like I said above- not giving Black Widow's Sacrifice a fair chance has prompted me to go back and rewrite my old review. This album is definitely something amazing, and despite not sharing any similarities with Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult and many other freakout bands, Black Widow manages to bring a fresh approach to the evil side of rock and roll on their Sacrifice album.
An album that should be talked about more often than it is. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. And yes it is the stand out track. Had this on vinyl in 70s and as happens disappeared through varying moves and lending to people and not getting back. Watch the song video Seduction.
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