Come The Tide
Review by Adam M on August 27, 2019.
Eternal Storm has a varied and interesting melodic death metal sound on Come the Tide. At times I felt like I was listening to an Opeth album with all the dynamics present, but at others it felt more like a typical Insomnium album. There is a good deal of harsh singing on the album and it complements the whirlwind of sounds that the band projects. The variety present is definitely one of the high points. The melodic death metal sounding portions of the disc were done expertly and sound catchy and impactful. There are some heavier and lighter sections that surround this and make the album more complete sounding overall.
The singing is very harsh at times and wouldn’t be out of place on a brutal death metal release, but it’s a compliment that it manages to mesh with the melodic death metal sounds of this band. There have been a number of melodic death metal albums from this year. I believe this to be the most varied and second best after Soilwork’s album. It’s definitely a strong album and gets consistently more involving as it progresses. It also goes to show how much of a strong genre melodic death metal has become recently with excellent albums emanating from this genre each year. The band still does not match the best of the genre and feel a little worn out by the time you’ve listened to the whole album.
Though it’s not perfect, this is some of the better music from the melodic death metal genre I’ve heard in quite some time. It has enough twists and changes to make it solid and the subtle moments are done very effectively. Songs like the two part Through the Wall of Light make their presence felt. Come the Tide gets a solid recommendation to melodic death metal fans.
Rating: 7.7 out of 10