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
    70
    The result ain't fresh, but it's definitely fun.
  2. Jan 18, 2012
    60
    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
    50
    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
    40
    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
    40
    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
    8
    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
    6
    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
    4
    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.
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