Howling Tides
Howling Tides
(2018)
Turn this to 4.3 of 11
Genre:
Hard rock
Sounds Like:
Bullet Boys, Lord Fowl, Tangier
Sunday, January 06, 2019
The Howling Tides from the UK are a mix of late 80s hard rock and 90s stoner rock. Upon first listen we immediately thought this was a side project of The Bullet Boys singer Mark Torien fronting late 80’s band Tangier. The 80s rock style definitely tends to take over shine through on this album, we even hear a slight influence of Raging Slab scattered throughout. With big time choruses, well-timed backing vocals and solos, you’ll think it’s 1989. If you like a little cheese with your rock and don’t mind the energy of 80s meets stoner rock, than this may be right up your alley.

Tracklist:
1. Cheap Painkiller 04:01
2. Death By Exile 02:31
3. He Told Me 03:01
4. Crack My Soul 03:04
5. Running Blind 03:20

ROTATION RECAP:
Vocal Performance
4.3 of 11

Weight of the Heavy
4 of 11

Rhythmic Pace
4.7 of 11
 
Lyrics and Song Structure
4.3 of 11

Fretwork Prowess
5.2 of 11

Overall Album Flow
4.7 of 11

Album Cover Aesthetics
8 of 11

Production Value
8.2 of 11

Adult Beverage Pairing
Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Lasting Impression 
The Howling Tides only spent a few weeks in our rotation. They actually had us reaching back into our vault of late 80s rock and revived our love for Tangiers’ 1989 classic Four Winds and the good ole’ southern rock of Raging Slab.

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