Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organise and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Widows Bloody Widows by Black Cross, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Widows Bloody Widows

Black Cross

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Members of the National Acrobat are part of this ensemble, and their approach to rock falls in line with the likes of At the Drive-In and Sparta. The brothers Ryan Patterson and Evan Patterson bring "Roll Up Your Sleeves" to a hard-charging start that is relentless in its intensity and general rock smarts. A punk style takes "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" to another level, although rhythm section and singer Rob Pennington's vocals appear to be taken from that of a juiced-up Iron Maiden or some other early-'80s metal band. A brooding nu metal 1"House of Light" doesn't hit the mark though, sounding far too over-the-top with its guitars and faux sense of angst. "A Feast of Snakes" recalls early Rancid as its hard punk nature hints a little at old-time metal à la Motörhead within its 45 seconds. The boogie nature of a few tunes brings out the album's sleeper picks, especially the rowdy "Name Me No One," which sounds like they're begging to get out of a garage studio. They hit all cylinders on the snarling "Black Sheep" that is pure, ragged bliss and energy, or a hardcore version of the Mooney Suzuki mixed with AC/DC's signature guitar riffs. What stands out from the pack is the hard and gritty drumming that starts "The Bean & Those Like Him in New York," which starts slow but builds into a quality punk-meets-rock number. Even on "11:59 Answering the Call" can you see legends like Black Sabbath in their style, especially on the closing verse. One miscue though is the experimental "Peking Dub," a horrid tune that appears to be a Jane's Addiction or Porno for Pyros outtake at the absolute best.

Biography

Formed: 2001 in Louisville, KY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s

Following the demise of '90s straight edge heroes By the Grace of God, vocalist Rob Pennington and drummer Thommy Browne decided to start a new chapter in 2001 with the Louisville, Kentucky-based Black Widows. But after drafting brothers Ryan (guitar) and Evan Patterson (bass) from National Acrobat, and releasing 2002's Stops a Beating Heart E.P., they were forced to drop their name and thus Black Cross was born. Their first effort as such, 2003's Art Offensive, carried on with their established...
Full bio
Widows Bloody Widows, Black Cross
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries