Top positive review
7 people found this helpful
Very Very Heavy Metal with a melodic heart
on 18 July 2013
Frighteningly HUGE riffs overlaid with screaming guitars and violin. High Tide's first album "Sea Shanties" must have disconcerted a number of innocent purchasers (perhaps like the legendary King Crimson concert in front of a crowd expecting some gentle Soul music...)
No let up in these tracks - which power along in a timeless fashion - could be something from a 90's Smashing Pumpkins clone, or else fall-out from a Pearl Jam session - but much MUCH nastier...
Just the sort of thing if you have a headache - you will certainly not notice it whilst playing this. Loud. Very loud. VERY VERY LOUD.
And yet - there is some beauty behind the HUGE sound. There are sections of melancholy, almost gentle passages, but then the onslaught starts again.
And possibly my favourite album cover - the Durer-esque sailing ship (the Marie Celeste) ploughing through a tide of sea monsters. Those were the days...