Chuck Schuldiner Project

Monday, April 27, 2020

Night - High Tides - Distant Skies

While listening to this album for  the first time I texted Night's PR person, 'This band is corny  as hell, but I love them'. And it's true. The Judas Priest and Saxon obsessed silliness of Night can be a bit much to take on initially, but once you get going with it it becomes clear that their new record High Tides - Distant Skies is a whole boatload of fun. This is a band after all who go for the throat and fascinate the listener with their clear headed sonic assault and vision of a bolder, and harder rocking future.

With big choruses and falsettos dominating standouts like 'Give Me To The Night' this is a much more European take on the American NWOTHM thing. Night in fact join their legions of their peers, many on their same label, The Sign Records as bands looking to bring back classic metal and delivering fun and high powered music that you can't help but to be fascinated by. These songs are big, passionate and fun. Building on the promise of acts like Cauldron, Night are driven forward by a strange sort of fantasy of endless rock and roll youth. It's a little bit crazy but it's also a whole boatload of fun.

I think a lot of us are going to find something to be enchanted in with Night. Sure some of their ideas are a little bit hokey but that's kind of the point. Just look at their press pictures. What they have done here is create a record that you can sing along too while roaring down the highway. In some ways isn't that supposed to be the end state of rock and roll? Isn't that the dream? So join me in a flurry of guitarmonies and dive into the latest from Night a band who understand the truly over the top magic of rock and roll.

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