Album Review: Glass Tides drop their first full length album, with the stellar In Between

Adelaide’s Glass Tides have been blending post-hardcore with soft rock hooks and heartfelt vocals since their inception in 2017. Garnering comparisons to the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, The Used, and Young Lions, the quintet have just dropped their first full length album, In Between.

With press praise from triple j and a recent Track of the Day nod from us here at The AU Review, momentum is strong for the emo five piece. And In Between shows its entirely justified, boasting a versatile collection of tracks that showcase the band at their best.

Album opener “Crawling” sets a moody tone, launching an emotive through line that keeps the ten strong track listing cohesive. There’s a wonderful rawness to both “Happy” and “The Past is Dead”, while “Mirrors” takes a more stripped back route, resulting in one of the album’s strongest showings. “Waste” is another standout – it’s angry, anthemic, and destined for monster venues.

Brooding, melodic, and occasionally surprisingly soft, there’s a lot running in Glass Tides’ favour here. In Between is beautifully balanced, at once aggressive and delicate. Frontman Paul Bakker’s vocals remain front and centre throughout, a testament to excellent and thoughtful production.

Holding up well on repeated listenings (I’ve had it on the go all morning!), In Between marks a great full length debut from the band. Taking the best of their two EPs, Glass Tides have pulled together an album that hits all the right marks for the genre. Moody and musically sound, you’re going to want to give this one a spin!

FOUR AND A HALF STARS (OUT OF FIVE)

Glass Tides’ In Between is out now.
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