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Published on January 7th, 2017 | by Justin G.

White Widdow: Silhouette

Australian melodic rockers White Widdow is helping us end 2016 on a high note with their fourth album, titled Silhouette. Over the course of their three previous albums, White Widdow has become one of the absolute best bands in the ‘80s AOR revival scene, and with Silhouette they extend that streak.

White Widdow has a formula that works, and they stick to it on Silhouette. How they keep coming up with such ridiculously catchy melodies is beyond me, but that’s what dominates this album. It’s basically a collection of super-catchy ‘80s action movie soundtrack anthems. An album full of “Eye of the Tigers,” as it were. Leadoff rocker “Stranded” is probably the best of the bunch, but I dare you to try and resist songs like “Living For the Night,” “Game of Love” and “Last Chance for Love.” The vocals – especially when the backing vocals kick in, are just fantastic, and the keyboards just seal the deal on this gloriously ‘80s style album.

White Widdow fans already know this, but Silhouette is a great reminder that his band is a top tier melodic rock act. If you’re into bands like H.E.A.T., Eclipse, Work of Art, Free Spirit, W.E.T. and Brother Firetribe, it’s past time you discovered White Widdow.


White Widdow: Silhouette Justin G.
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Summary: Throwback melodic rock that's about as good as it gets.


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