Monday, August 8, 2011

October Tide/A Thin Shell/Candlelight Records/2010 CD Review

  October Tide are a band from Sweden that has a history that dates back to the 90's and also has members of Katatonia and they play a style that I would describe as being melodic/black/doom metal and this is a review of their 2010 album "A Thin Shell" which will be released by Candlelight Records.

Drums are mostly slow to mid paced drumming with no fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing follows the riffs that are coming out of the guitars with its slow doomy riffing.

Rhythm guitars are mostly slow to mid paced doom/death riffs that have a small amount of black metal influence and contain a good amount of melody, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding guitar solos, as for the acoustic guitars they use open chords and finger picking open chords that gives the music a very progressive feel.

Vocals are mostly deep doom/death growls that utilize a black metal edge, while the lyrics cover dark and depressive subjects, as for the production it sounds very professional and all of the musical instruments have a very good sound.

In my opinion October Tide are a very talented melodic doom/death metal band that will not disappoint fans of this genre with their new album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Deplorable Request" "Blackness Devours" and "SCorned". RECOMMENDED BUY.

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