Reviewed by Joseph Timmons – Xombiewoof Magazine
Red Tide Rising, hailing from Colorado, considered the “upstarts of the music scene” and well established for a band that is still quite new has revealed their breakout album The Rising have been invited by metal veterans Drowning Pool to open their 'unLUCKy 13' Autumn tour alongside Like A Storm and A Breach of Silence.
Red Tide Rising, who will be out touring their Extended Version of The Rising, sees this as their path, to be able to support their release on this run with their friends in Drowning Pool. In interviews, Red Tide Rising frontman, Matthew Whiteman said "It's great to see bands like Drowning Pool that recognize the importance of helping out up and coming bands like Red Tide Rising by staying in touch over time and offering tour dates for us to gain exposure and have the opportunity to share our music".
Red Tide Rising is not just another metal band, with course vocals blended with harmonic presentation, supported with progressive rhythms set this band apart from many of their contemporaries. Skill such as theirs comes with years of practice, blood, sweat and many tears…. all of this proves that they are naturally gifted musicians with phenomenal talent and a destiny that only starts with greatness and skyrockets upward.
The Rising is a fireball of power and energetically driven metal, set in technically accurate and highly passionate formulation. The title track The Rising is fast moving, driving and captivating, whereas the track Rising Tides is a slow yet hair raising instrumental. All songs on this album are soaking in emotional turmoil but sparks of hope within the messages, are like salvos of fireworks, bursting through, lighting up the valley of darkness, delivering you into the fold.
The song Vicious Circle is very poignant, as it is something we all have experienced, and only through a sense of pure determination, do we rise above… could this be the reason for the title The Rising, all our hopes and fears, all that would drag us down and suffocate us in a sea of madness, massive tentacles of pain and suffering… sheer death warded off by the awesome might of the Red Tide Rising, raising us up, for another gasp of air……?
Yeah, … Just that Effin’ Good !
Check out Red Tide Rising on their Website and all Social Media, Get to the Show, and be Swept away with The Tide!