Never heard of this band? Of course you haven’t. I can find them though and this one is incredible. I have all of their releases, but this new one, Silhouette, is the band’s fourth and best album to date. Yes, fourth.
So, a brief history is needed to get you started. White Widdow was formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 2008. The band’s sound is melodic AOR (Adult Oriented Rock). What does that mean, you say? Think Def Leppard meets Dokken and Giuffria.
In 2010, they stormed onto the rock scene with their self-titled debut on AOR Heaven Label and haven’t stopped since. Lead singer Jules Millis fronts this band and his vocals are extraordinary. They are the true essence of melodic rock, in my opinion. It’s a shame you will never hear them in the states unless people like me turn you on to them. So, stop reading and hop on the internet, do some searching, and listen. I’ll wait.
Okay, now that you have heard them a bit I’ll give you a rundown.
Their new album Silhouette starts off with “Stranded,” a perfect rocker with harmonies, keyboards, and the whole shebang. Millis brother, Xavier, is the keyboardist and is simply incredible how he interacts with guitarist Enzo Almanzi who, in his own right, is the brightest star in this band. His playing is meticulous and “Surrender My Heart” will prove it.
This album consists of bassist Ben Webster and drummer Noel Tenny rounding out the rhythmic section. “Damage Is Done,” one of my favorites, is a ballad just like the days of Warrant and Slaughter with incredible vocals by Millis. “Game of Love” is another rocker on here that, again, puts this band on another level. Wait until you hear “Sleeping With The Enemy,” the last track on the disc. It’s pure rock with Almanzi shredding through the whole song.
Every song, and I mean every one, is just perfection. Now, you can’t just go down to the record store and get this. Look for it online and don’t hesitate to order it. You will not regret