Sunday 9 May 2021

Old Fashion Assassin - Tides Of Failure (Album Review)

Release date: May 07th 2021. Label: Glory Or Death Records. Format: DD/Vinyl

Tides Of Failure – Tracklisting

1.Tides of Failure 04:38
2.Rolling Hill 05:30
3.Echoes 05:24
4.Step Forth 04:43
5.Eyes of the Vine 05:18
6.Wayfinder 06:13


Tides Of Failure is the debut full length album from Stoner Metal fuelled Power-Trio – Old Fashion Assassin. This is a band that thrives on the classic style of Power-Trio based music with elements of Classic Hard Rock and Heavy Metal being used for great effect. The vocals remind myself of the more classic era of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal perhaps even influenced by Bruce Dickinson in places.

The music is quite direct and has a “HIGH VOLTAGE” appeal and you can feel that from the excellent opening track – Tides Of Failure. There is also a love of “Thin Lizzy” held on this album with some epic guitar solos that has a familiar sound to it all. The Psychedelic elements are also a nice touch and it shows you the direction the band takes on the album.

Old Fashion Assassin have a very cool creative flair when the time or mood calls for it be used on this record. The one thing the band truly excel sat is playing superbly constructed and fast-paced heavy grooves from start to finish.

The album does has a “RAW” or “LO-FI” approach where the production values are concerned but it still remains a very clean and professional sounding record.

Other good songs to check out: Rolling Hill, Echoes, Step Forth and Wayfinder.

Old Fashion Assassin have delivered an exciting album that will entertain you for it’s 32 minute running time. Sure the album could have been on longer by a couple more tracks but there is more than enough “Power-Trio” magic for Old Fashion Assassin to impress new listeners with.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe

Thanks to Old Fashion Assassin for the promo. Tides Of Failure is available to buy now on DD/Vinyl via Glory or Death Records.