Post-Mortem - Black Tide
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  • Summary: The New York-based heavy metal band releases its sophomore full-length album produced by Josh Wilbur and GGGarth.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Aug 18, 2011
    The result ain't fresh, but it's definitely fun.
  2. Jan 18, 2012
    Even if it is not as original or wildly thrashin' as the first album, Post-Mortem is still a decent follow-up, especially considering that Black Tide are still only in their teens.
  3. Aug 18, 2011
    There are unique nods to the band's Latin-
American heritage -- an acoustic flourish here, a manic, Mars Volta–style polyrhythmic breakdown there -- but they're too 
few and far between.
  4. Aug 19, 2011
    Whether Black Tide are going heavy or tender, every desperate attempt to conjure a moving moment fails. [Sep 2011, p.110]
  5. Aug 29, 2011
    Black Tide possess a thrash influence; they've suppressed it to make something they consider commercial metal. The result are neither, though do give rise to a new genre: boy-metal. [13 Aug 2011, p.51]
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Nov 16, 2011
    Definitely not nearly as amazing as Light from Above, which should be considered a classic, but nonetheless a skilled effort that proves that these kids now their **** Taking more of a rock route, and still having power-metalish lyrics, while introducing some love songs that were absent before, this record is heavily different. Haters arise, but it's still a decent album. Expand
  2. Sep 2, 2011
    It's hardly the most memorable or creative rock/metal album of the year, nor is it a spectacular follow-up to the otherwise impressive Light From Above but Post Mortem is still a decent collection of standard rock tunes. Just don't expect many surprises. Expand
  3. Aug 30, 2011
    When I first heard Light from Above, I thought it was a breath of fresh air, having a similar feel to metal of the past with nothing but amazing guitar solos and great vocals.
    Sadly, I can't say the same for Post-Mortem. It seems to have fallen into the Avenged Sevenfold/Nickleback/Linkin Park hole. While that won't be a problem if you love any or all of those bands, it's such a shame to a promising band go to waste just a few years later. It's definately not the worst album ever made, but it just doesn't sound as sweet as Light from Above.