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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Monday, June 27, 2011

Black Tide - Light From Above

I didn't get to too much metal over the weekend - just a previous reviewed band Killswitch Engage and a small bit of Pantera. With my lack of hard rock over the weekend, I figured it'd be a good time to run with a band this morning. And per follower janis!'s list, we've got Black Tide. Never heard of these guys before, so we'll see how this one goes down. They're from Miami, Florida and have been making tunes since 2006. You wanna know something crazy? When these guys formed in 2004 or so, the two founding members of the band were 13 and 11 years old. 11 years old? What 11 year old kid is forming metal bands? I'd like to have seen Bieber go hard core instead of pop. Oh well. They went to tour Ozzfest, but had a slight hiccup there. The stage was sponsored by J├Ągermeister and none of the members were of legal drinking age. They were slated to be removed from the tour, but they got a shot to open the main stage for a couple of acts. The tour went well, and got picked up by a couple other good metal acts. This is really an interesting album. While it's hard and heavy and all of that, I wouldn't have popped this in and immediately thought "metal". While it's got that feel to it overall, it's pretty light. They added some flair by covering 'Hit The Lights' by Metallica, which is pretty cool. I don't think there are any sick anthems on this record, top to bottom it's simply solid. It's something I could listen to on a semi regular basis.

1. Shockwave
2. Shout
3. Warriors of Time
4. Give Me a Chance
5. Let Me
6. Show Me the Way
7. Enterprise
8. Live Fast Die Young
9. Hit the Lights
10. Black Abyss
11. Light from Above

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Top 3 Tracks:
1. Shockwave
2. Hit The Lights
3. Shout

3.25 out of 5 stars


  1. how is it not metal?

  2. I guess I didn't mean it isn't metal, simply that if you're not a huge metal nut - it shouldn't be overly offensive to your music tastes.

    It's kind of laid back metal, not Gwar type stuff.

  3. hmm yes i accept your answer. they remind me of a metal version of silverchair when frogstomp first came out. just because of the age thing.

    haha gwar. you should totally review gwar.

  4. Not a bad comparison.

    Yeah, I will. Someday when I feel like torturing myself.