Sweden's October Tide have returned with a new album that continues the melodic doom, black and death metal mixtures of previous recordings and this is a review of their 2016 album "Winged Waltz" which was released by Agonia Records.
Clean guitars start off the album before going into more of a heavy, melodic and depressive doom metal direction and after awhile death metal growls make their presence known on the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the solos and leads are done in a melodic fashion.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and grim black metal s creams can also be heard at times and the music also brings in a great mixture of both clean and heavy parts and the whole album also sticks to a very slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording along with the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's. while there is a brief use of blast beats on the last track.
October Tide creates an album that is mostly rooted in the melodic doom/death metal direction while still adding in a touch of black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover sadness and sorrow themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from October Tide and if you are a fan of this band, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sleepless Sun" "Nursed By The Cold" and "Coffins Of November". 8 out of 10.