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)
If you are out taking advantage of the holiday clearance sales today, you ought to stop by your local mall and pick up a copy of the new Shockwave CD Single by Black Tide.
The two songs on this CD are excellent pieces of 80’s style metal.
It is hard to believe that a band full of teenagers can produce songs this good. After spinning this one a couple of times, I am quite anxious for the band’s debut CD, that is due in February.
The CD single is only available in Hot Topic stores. The songs on this CD are worth the trip, if you happen to find yourself in a mall this week.
You can hear the song Shockwave, on Black Tide’s myspace page or watch the video for the song below!
- Warriors of Time
Black Tide is:
Lead Vocals/Lead Guitar- Gabriel
Lead/Rhythm Guitar- Alex
Get an inside look into Black Tide as Gabriel, Alex, Zakk and Steven talk about their influences, the Ozzfest rollercoaster ride, and the forthcoming album Light From Above. The video showcases some killer live footage and behind the scenes clips of the band skate boarding, hanging out and gearing up for shows.
Black Tide’s two-song EP is available now at Hot Topic. The full length debut Light From Above will be in stores February 2008.
True metal torchbearers Black Tide have released Shockwave the first EP from the Miami based quartet. Available for purchase at Hot Topic the two-song disc includes the propulsive title track “Shockwave” as well as the Judas Priest-like “Warriors of Time,” exclusive video footage, sticker and guitar pick. The two songs are also available digitally through iTunes. The full length debut from Black Tide, Light From Above, will hit stores in February 2008.
Black Tide can be seen destroying stages across America with Avenged Sevenfold and have just added new tour dates.
Nov 15 Electric Factory Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 17 House Of Blues Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Nov 18 Tabernacle Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 20 Amos’ Southend Charlotte, North Carolina
Nov 21 Toad’s Place Richmond, Virginia
Nov 23 The Plex North Charleston, South Carolina
Nov 24 Jannus Landing St. Petersburgh, Florida
Nov 25 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Nov 27 House Of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Nov 28 Warehouse Live Houston, Texas
Nov 30 The Pavillion Corpus Christi, Texas
Dec 1 La Zona Rose Austin, Texas
Dec 4 The Pavillion Lubbock, Texas
Dec 6 Rialto Tuscon, Arizona
Dec 10 Warfield San Francisco, California
Dec 11 Rainbow Ballroom Fresno, California *
Dec 13 Roseland Portland, Oregon
Dec 16 Sowbox Seattle, Washington *
Dec 17 The Big Easy Spokane, Washington *
Dec 19 El Rey Blackfoot, Idaho *