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Black Widows

Black Widows: Stops A Beating HeartStops A Beating Heart (2002)
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Contributed by: moldyMoldy
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The Black Widows play some of the more interesting hardcore I've heard in a while. At times it seems like they are playing by the book hardcore, but at the same times there seems to be something more going on with this band. For the most part the band plays straight forward hardcore, but underneat.
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The Black Widows play some of the more interesting hardcore I've heard in a while. At times it seems like they are playing by the book hardcore, but at the same times there seems to be something more going on with this band. For the most part the band plays straight forward hardcore, but underneath the surface of this band there is a more technical, a math-rock element that keeps this band from falling into the generic sound that plagues so many bands in this genre of music. For a comparison think of Ignition style hardcore meets Drive Like Jehu.

My one complaint with this record is that it is too damn short, with only 7 songs, and most of them done in two minutes or less, it makes for a quick listen. I would just be getting into the music and then it would be over, leaving me to have to restart the cd and annoying my roommates as I needed to listen to this disc at least twice just so it would feel like a full album's worth. This is an excellent job for a debut album and I hope to hear more from this band. For fans of hardcore with more of a technical/experimental edge.

 

 
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waste_elite (September 29, 2002)

making fun of emo is more entertaining than talking about the black widows

Anonymous (September 29, 2002)

This board is for the Back Widows, not Emo and shit.

Anonymous (September 29, 2002)

Fuck genres, music is music. Good music and bad music. It all should sound different on it's own ground.

waste_elite (September 28, 2002)

tips for being emo:

1. dress like a punk, but nerd it up a bit (no, a lot. nerdiness is hip).

2. try your hardest to look really deep and intense. if people laugh at you, it's because they are secretly impressed by your "deepness".

3. pretend to like music that really sucks so people will think you are cool.

4. deny the word "emo", as you are too cool to be labeled by such a restrictive term

5. cry like a bitch so girls will think you are sensitive

ok, im done. fuck emo.

waste_elite (September 28, 2002)

emo is nothing more than a lame, derivative fashion

Anonymous (September 25, 2002)

when i saw them, their music was almost too metally for my taste, but the singer had awesome things to say, about how hardcore is a big fucking fashion show and social gathering now (if you think hardcore is bad, try goin to a punk/"emo" show). on top of that, the singer looked tough as hell.

Anonymous (September 24, 2002)

great stuff.

Hamish (September 24, 2002)

Their set at Krazy Fest was good and I've been thinking of picking this up.

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