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