Widower are a band from Austin, Texas that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a melodic form of blackened thrash metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Cataclysmic Sorcery" which will be released in May by black Market Metal Label.
A very dark yet heavy sound starts off the album while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with the music also mixing in a great amount of thrash metal elements as well as some death metal influences also being used at times.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can also be along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic and old school style. the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody and tremolo picking at times and throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Throughout the recording you can also hear musical influences from the 80's up to the modern era and the music always sticks to a heavier direction along with the last track being long and epic in length. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Widower and if you are a fan of melodic and blackened thrash metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "House Of the Lord" "Bestial Endowment" "Tree of Ignorance" and "Forgotten Realm". 8 out of 10.