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SEA SHANTIES

High Tide

 

Heavy Prog

3.80 | 156 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
3 stars High Tide's debut album is one that oozes myths and mysteries , but I find it quite over- rated. We are dealing with a fairly progressive hard-rock Blue Cheer style, but it does lack a few qualities.

For one , the sound: nowadays , it would fit in a lo-fi category, but back then , the production was shoddy , poor and non-existant. It is also relatively hard to tell which is the guitar , which is the violin as the sound is simply muddy!

Two: the few songs that are over-loaded with riffs , not always very refined. Only on Death Warmed Up (instrumental as the singing on other tracks is relatively bland) and Pushed But Not Forgotten manage to stand out.

I do believe that this would've been a much better album had this the required proper production. Things will be corrected with their much better second album. Please note that the arwork sleeve is designed by Paul Whitehead og Genesis and VDGG fame.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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