If you have read music reviews at Hard Rock Hideout, you know we give praise where it is due. Black Tide deserves a bunch for this release.
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to hear a release of this quality from a bunch of teenagers. The young men in Black Tide have released one hell of a new metal disc. This is a disc that will easily compete for top record of the year.
Light From Above has a distinct 80’s style metal to it, but this disc has a heavier edge which will give it mass appeal. Some of the writing on this record reminds me of mid 80’s Def Leppard, but the guitar work is much heavier than that.
Chances are you have already heard the track Shockwave that was released on the band’s 2 song EP. While this is a solid cut, it is far from the best song on this record. This record seems to get better as it progresses.
Black Tide’s cover of Metallica’s Hit the Lights is a nice surprise, and this version ought to put a smile on a lot of faces, including that of James Hetfield.
Black Tide’s new disc hits stores tomorrow. If you want to hear a record with plenty of cool guitar solos, head banging drums, and great vocals, go get your copy of Light From Above, and don’t forget to put your chiropractor on speed dial!
Rating:Out of 10
- Warriors of Time
- Give Me A Chance
- Let Me
- Show Me The Way
- Live Fast Die Young
- Hit the Lights
- Black Abyss
- Light From Above
Black Tide is:
Gabriel Garcia (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar)
Alex Nunez(lead/rhythm guitar)