Widower are a band from Texas that plays a melodic form of blackened thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "The Unholy Oath".
A very fast black metal direction starts off the ep along with some blast beats and high pitched screams as well as a great amount of melodies and the solos and leads are also very melodic and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the riffs also mix in a lot of thrash influences.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the vocals also add in a touch of German thrash as well as a brief use of growls and while the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's and 90's while having more of a modern take and the whole ep remains heavy from beginning to ending of the recording.
Widower plays a musical style that takes the melodic black metal sound of the 90's and mixes it in with German style thrash to create a style of their own, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover dark and violent themes.
In my opinion Widower are a very great sounding mixture of melodic black metal and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Unholy Force" and "Whore Crusher". 8 out of 10.