After nearly two years of silence Glass Tides have returned, kicking off 2020 by dropping their first full-length release ‘In Between’. Established in late 2017, this metalcore five-piece hailing from Adelaide have come a long way since, having released a swathe of singles and EPs as well as featuring on triple j’s list of unearthed artists.
‘In Between’ is an apt description for the album and the band itself for their ability to mix the velvety soft, ghostly aesthetic found in their lyricism and melodies with the fire and wrath you can usually find throughout the metalcore genre.
Often put in line with bands like Bring Me the Horizon, Trophy Eyes and Hands Like Houses, there is definitely a family resemblance, however, Glass Tides stands in perhaps as the comparatively gentler, more clement brother of the lot.
‘Crawling’ demonstrates this well, weaving in between outbursts of raw emotion and lilting subdued reflection. Leaning towards a more orthodox metalcore vibe, ‘Waste’ is an awesome, rumbling “fuck you” track to bust out when you’re having a bit of a shit day.
Overall the album is very well put together with every track having a finely crafted, balanced newcore sound.
Reviewed by Jess Sercombe