Blackwater are a band from Illinois that plays and old school form of doom with elements of traditional metal and hard rock and this is a review of their self titled 2014 album which was released by the Path Less Traveled Records.
The album starts out with a very dark and heavy sound along with some melodic vocals a few seconds later along with some guitar leads shortly after that and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When we get more into the album the music starts mixing doom and 70's hard rock/metal together along with a good amount of melody and at times they bring in clean playing along with some psychedelic traces and at times you can also hear element s of blues rock being mixed in with the heaviness of the recording and the last track is a Judas priest cover.
With this recording Blackwater takes the 80's doom metal sound and mixes it with traditional metal and 70's hard rock along with a modern day production to create a sound of their own which is very heavy, dark and melodic all at the same time.
Song lyrics cover dark and occult themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Blackwater are a very great sounding doom rock/metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Final Solution" "Crucified" "Revenant" and "Deceiver". 8 out of 10.