Wednesday, August 20, 2014
RED TIDE RISING: "The Rising"
Label: RTR 2014
Review by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom
The Red Tide Rising hail from Denver, Colorado, U.S. of A. There's no denying that these guys can play their instruments and their latest release "The Rising" feature a decent tune or three (especially 'We Are The Hunted' and 'Cold'). On the other hand. The lead vocals are rather flat and uninspiring as they come out sounding like the third rate hybrid project where TEN meets Depeche Mode. It's one of those albums that goes through several different stages and styles as you can pick up everything from soft progressive stuff to classic rock and the Gothic melody. Elsewhere, 'The Rising' stays on the middle of the road as they steer clear of all the important ingredients to make the great album. Lack of hooks, atmosphere, and not to mention that the songwriting is seldom in the premier league of rock, would suggest that this band need another album or three to pick up their special formula of success.