Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
High Tide - Sea Shanties CD (album) cover


High Tide


Heavy Prog

3.86 | 229 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Prog Reviewer
4 stars A crushingly-heavy debut, High Tide's 'Sea Shanties' was the first of two albums from this most uncompromising of British heavy progressive rock groups. Released in 1969, 'Sea Shanties' was a primal blast of underground proto-metal adorned with future-Hawkwind member Simon House's distinctive violins and a large helping of progressive instrumentality. A second, self- titled album followed a couple of years later, but it failed to emulate it's predecessor(though commercially at least, it did) and High Tide called it a day until a surprise comeback album in 1989 called 'Interesting Times'. However, despite their failure to break the big-time, High Tide will always be remembered for the excellent 'Sea Shanties', an album so powerful it sounds like it could turn buildings into rubble if you played it too loud. Stand out tracks include the grimy opener 'Futilist's Lament', the epic, foundation-shaking 'Death Warmed Up' and the equally- abrasive 'Missing Out'. Fans of metal old-and-new will find much to admire. STEFAN TURNER, LONDON, 2010
stefro | 4/5 |


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

Share this HIGH TIDE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

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

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.