Header

TIDES

Altar of Plagues

Experimental/Post Metal


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Altar of Plagues Tides album cover
4.13 | 12 ratings | 1 reviews | 50% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy ALTAR OF PLAGUES Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 2010

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Atlantic Light (15:45)
2. The Weight of All (19:45)

Total Time 36:30


Lyrics

Search ALTAR OF PLAGUES Tides lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search ALTAR OF PLAGUES Tides tabs

Line-up / Musicians


- J. Kelly / guitars,vocals,keyboards
- D. Condon / bass,vocals
- J. Spillane / guitars
- S. MacAnri / drums

Releases information

CD Burning World (2010)

Thanks to TheProgtologist for the addition
Edit this entry

ALTAR OF PLAGUES MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with Progarchives.com, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy ALTAR OF PLAGUES Tides Music


Tides EpTides Ep
Import
101 DISTRIBUTION 2010
Audio CD$16.57
$24.24 (used)

More places to buy ALTAR OF PLAGUES music online Buy ALTAR OF PLAGUES & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for ALTAR OF PLAGUES DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

ALTAR OF PLAGUES Tides ratings distribution


4.13
(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(50%)
50%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
33%
Good, but non-essential (17%)
17%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

ALTAR OF PLAGUES Tides reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Conor Fynes
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars 'Tides' - Altar Of Plagues (7/10)

Even a few years ago, the genre of black metal was considered a bastion of purity. Not in the slight sense that the themes and topics covered by the underground style were 'pure' or 'sacred' in nature, but the genre was generally kept on it's own; the mere idea of tampering it with other sounds and styles was blasphemy. Years have past since then, and it's bands like the Ireland-based Altar of Plagues that are debasing the misconception that black metal cannot be successfully crossed over. Coming to the scene's attention after the release of a strong debut full-length 'White Tomb,' the band has released this two song extended play as a follow up. While a double track offering may seem like nothing more than a weak afterthought to any full-length, these two songs are fifteen and twenty minutes long, respectively. Adding up to approximately thirty five minutes in length, there's no doubt that 'Tides' can be considered an album and independent work of it's own.

The two epics 'Atlantic Light' and 'The Weight Of All' comprise the length of 'Tides.' In describing the music of Altar Of Plagues, the sound is akin to that of the wave of depressive black metal in the United States. Projects like Xasthur share alot in common with this band, although Altar Of Plagues definately seems to distinguish itself with a more post-metal leaning than most black metal out there. While the first secttion of 'Atlantic Light' certainly falls into the DSBM category, it isn't long before the prevailing black metal sound gives way to more of a post-metal and sludge vibe. All the while, the music keeps the same flow to it, which is proof right away that black metal works well when coupled with other genres. The production is dense, rough and noisy, but to an extent, it seems to work for the sludgy style.

While the unrelenting repetition and minimalism of the music does lend it a very hypnotic feel, parts of each song do get the feeling that they overstay their welcome a bit. It's not uncommon for the same riff to play minutes at a time, and while there are developments made to the sound every once in a while to keep things interesting, a little bit more variety in the sound here would have done wonders for the product.

Altar Of Plagues has definately found a niche for themselves in the black metal scene, even though their career has only apparently begun. While 'Tides' seems to be a bit long for the relatively low amount of distinct musical ideas here, each motif is used beautifully, and is quite strong. This is an interesting mix of depressive black and post metal, and a fan of either style should check out this potent crossover.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to Conor Fynes (BETA) | Report this review (#324408) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of ALTAR OF PLAGUES "Tides"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.64 seconds