Sound — 10
Black Tide are amazing! Light from Above is a great debut, and it's just what the music of today needs. The stunning sound of heavy riffs, and Gabriel's voice combine to make an incredible sound. It sounds like influences come from the likes of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Megadeth etc. It sounds like this band should've been around 20 years ago (I'm only 13), but the solid production of the music gives it a 21st century kick.
Lyrics — 9
Being a heavy metal/hard rock album, these lyrics are cliched beyond belief, but are nonetheless incredible, and go really well with the music. The Singer Gabriel is amazing, and for a 15 year old, he blew me away. Because I've listened to band with older frontmen, and they all sound great, I thought Gabriel would have a lot to live up to, but I was completely wrong. I just thought 'Wow this guy is amazing'.
Overall Impression — 10
I would say that the influences for this band are slightly obvious, but it also sounds very original. I would recommend listenint to 'Shockwave' and 'Shout', because they truly caught me. I love the fact that the guys in the band were under 20 when this album was recorded, and the songs are amazing. They're not one of those teenaged Pop Rock bands like 'MCR' or 'fall Out Boy'. No, this is real rock. If it was lost/stolen, I would definitely buy it again.