Shark Infested Daughters

                                                                                                These Tides our Tombs

                                                                                                Label:Unsigned

                                                                                                Release Date: 11th November 2016

Hailing from Calgary ,Alberta , Canada are band that came to my attention thanks to a local Promoter from the land of Maple Syrup and Moosehead Beer !!

What first got my attention was the bands ingenious and funny name ,that got me fully intrigued.

 

Then I read the Bio ,rolling my eyes when I saw they are another Metal Core band ,  a genre of the scene that I am quite honestly bored with at the moment.. BUT...the first listen to opening track  "Tidebringer" had this reviewer hooked , reeled in , and fucking netted!

Oh this isn't your average Metal Core band , these Big fish  are something else !!

They mix everything up with their high powered,  mighty sound ,designed to attract  every one who loves any form of aggressive  powerful music , be it Death Metal to Hard Rock.

The lyrical content on the album  ranges from Sadness ,to full on Anger and  is a superb Debut from this six piece  with the wow factor throughout.

With out a doubt  Erika Leah's  excellent and absorbing Vocals ,combined with Front man  Chris Thoresen growls ,  make this  a must listen. Added to that the production and sound is of high  quality ,and the other band members deliver tight,jaw droppingly immense musicianship , it is hard to believe that  this is a new band , and they are instantly addictive to listen too.

 

Opening with "Tidebringer"  heavily laden with keyboards, and growls that would make Lucifer's hairs stand on end ,these Calgarians  tear into your very being , this is an immense opener.The piece De resistance on here is the excellent "Glass Kingdom" there is something inspiring ,although hateful ,yet deeply stirring about the whole song that's conjured up in a must watch Video that  accompanies it, simply put together they are out of this world, there is an  edginess between  Leah and Thoresen vocals throughout the Album ,and they simply shine on this number. 

I cant enthuse enough about the musician ship on the Album  The Drumming  from Yannick Mathieu and the  thudding tones of Dustin Wolfes Bass shake and stir the pits of Hades , the Guitars from Both Dan McCormick  and Oliver Carter -Wells are phenomenal.

"To Those Who Have Hurt" tears at your soul with the delicious tones of Erika Leah backing the Metal onslaught as the gruff growls from  Chris Thoresen continue to dominate the  room.

"Whitefang"  is a groove fest and yet deeply Dark in its  intent ,jabbing at your body with pointed talons that  shred your skin!

 "Dead Eye"  has an enraged vibe that  smashes your  skull  with a sledge hammer the guitar solo is sublime too! "Half-Life" quiet frankly melts your skin with its vicious delivery yet opens with a symphonic feel that moves into a full on head banging ecstasy.

 

"Kyubi" opens slowly  then becomes some kind of enraged monster, full of grooves that  batter your senses. "Lifestream"   snarls , then penetrates your cerebral cortex , and "Hyberion"  rips Satan a new ass hole with hellish Drumming and defiant growls! Penultimate track "Hitokiri" entrances , and will move even the dead!  a feast of keyboards and angst to terrify the neighbours.

 

Oh the final song is an acoustic version of  "Tidebringer" which is excellent and show cases this bands virtuosity , very impressive !

 This Album  will infest your soul and Shark Infested Daughters will be showing their  razor sharp teeth around Canada soon on tour, lets hope these magnificent beasties venture all around the world and swim into your life very  soon! 

 

Review: Seb Di Gatto    Score:9 /10

 

Tracklisting:

1.Tidebringer

2.Glass Kingdom

3.To Those Who  Have  Hurt

4.Whitefang

5.Deadeye

6.Half-Life

7.Kyubi

8.Lifestream

9.Hyperion

10.Hitokiri

11.Acoustic Version-Tidebringer

 

Members:

 Dan McCormick - Guitar/Vox 

Chris Thoresen - Vox 

Yannick Mathieu - Drums 

Erika Leah - Synth / Vox

 Oliver Carter-Wells - Guitar

 Dustin Wolfe - Bass

 

 

 

Review Written:30/10/16

 

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