Black Tide
Light From Above


3.5
great

Review

by MarkedFortune USER (6 Reviews)
February 5th, 2011 | 13 replies | 8,602 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Raw rock energy, Fast paced, and enjoyable.

3 of 4 thought this review was well written

Black Tide are a band that get you jumping from the start, to the finish. Light From Above is everything a rock album wants, whether it would be catchy , sing a-long lyrics or jumpy guitar riffs Light From Above is definitely worth the listen.
Light From Above has many good points and not too many low points. A definite highlight of the album is the opening track Shockwave from the first beat listeners are brought into a foot tapping atmosphere. Most of the songs on the album incorporate the same basic elements, thus being a driving drumkit, a solid if not to noticable bass line, two electric guitars, and a very rock-styled vocal lines. Black Tide show a tasteful rock element that is not restricted to this 'recipe' they incorperate other sounds and elements to make this album a more interesting listen, features include an acoustic introduction in the Warriors Of Time, vocal effects used in Shout add a different range of dynamics, this creates diversity and stops the songs blending into each other and creates a catchy song.
Tracks follow the same basic structure and much of the same musical techniques, it feels like simple is the key, and for the most part it works. There are feel good tracks including before mentioned Shout and Warriors Of Time which include very catchy chanting something that is not entirely out of the ordinary for rock bands, but is tasteful enough for the listener to chant along.
Black Tide may be new to the music scene and promote themselves through bands such as Trivium and Bullet For My Valentine but remain a breath of fresh air for the rock/metal community. Thier music is tasteful, catchy and can be played in most crouds.

Reccomends Include:
Warriors Of Time
Shout
Let Me
Enterprise



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MarkedFortune
February 5th 2011



100 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Short, but my 2nd review. Made myself not go TBT

ShadowRemains
February 6th 2011



20246 Comments


needs some serious work, particularly in grammar, spelling and overall layout

MarkedFortune
February 6th 2011



100 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

honestly, pointers would be much appreciated.

MarkedFortune
February 6th 2011



100 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Okay spelling may not be such an issue.

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
February 6th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

man this band blows

Apollo
February 6th 2011



10266 Comments


create paragraphs

describe the music more

spellcheck

not bad for you're second, keep it up.

Agree with Aids though, cannot stand this band

Urinetrouble
February 6th 2011



5755 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

thier second album is gonna blow, supposed to drop this month

Ikarus14
February 6th 2011



532 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yes, spelling is an issue. Break up your paragraphs more.

MarkedFortune
February 6th 2011



100 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks guys, can you check out my BBABH review and tell me if thats an improvement (if only slightly). Cheers

TheSpirit
February 7th 2011



17184 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0 | Sound Off

Never was a huge fan of these guys but I remember really enjoying "Shout", "Warriors of Time" and "Show Me The Way". "Shockwave" is okay I guess although I always felt like they could have done much more with it. Saw them live two years ago and they were pretty atrocious. the lead singer was obviously going through a rough patch in puberty and his shit was just all over place, a kind of shame considering the fact that even though these guys mostly suck, he had a pretty decent voice.

Digging: vhmnt / blsphm - vhmnt / blsphm

Ctippell
August 18th 2011



112 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I quite liked this album, had some really good moments and sometimes to me came across as a hybrid of Megadeth and Motley Crue or Ratt. Some times it was dull mind you. They did show potential though, but their new stuff sounds crap thus far.

I agree with Shadowremains on the work in grammar, layout and spelling departments but not too bad other wise, think maybe needs a little more in depth but I guess not writing so much is needed sometimes as well :]

CakeWithCream
February 3rd 2012



1021 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

listened to this cos i heard it was much better than their new album, which is a POS. it is better but still not amazing

ViperAces
May 18th 2012



12376 Comments


My friend told me they are like Megadeth...



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