Reviewed by David Pearce
Artist: Mercury Tide Feat Dirk Thurisch
Album: Searching + Somewhere In Time (Iron Maiden Tribute) Single
Label: Limited Access Records
Date of Release: 23rd November 2012
2. Somewhere In Time (Iron Maiden Tribute)
Mercury Tide Feat Dirk Thurisch brought out their new album Killing Saw back in May and they have released their first single off of the album called Searching. The single contains an exclusive bonus track, our tribute to Iron Maiden. Mercury Tide says “We recorded our own version of the track “Caught Somewhere In Time” originally released as the title track of the all-time classic album “Somewhere In Time” back in 1986! The single is now available as video bundle at all download stores like iTunes, Musicload, Amazon MP3.
The single Searching is the first single off the album Killing Saw, the song itself has got some really good heavy riffs, some stunning solo’s, the vocal work is strong, also the lyrics in the chorus are very catchy. I think the band has really done well to pick this as a single as it has it all. The bonus song is an Iron Maiden tribute in which the song is Somewhere In Time. I think as an Iron Maiden fan myself that they have done really well with this. They have their own unique sound and vocals but I think they have done this justice and they have kept the song to its original sound.
The single itself is a good choice to be released as a single to be honest and I hope it does really well in the metal charts. As for the Iron Maiden tribute song the guys have done really well, they have kept just it as the original was recorded and if I was putting out another tribute album, this song would be at the top of my list to go on it.
Get the new MERCURY TIDE single “Searching” at …
MERCURY TIDE‘s vocalist Dirk Thurisch presents the liner notes of the album “Killing Saw”. Watch below the second part with the songs “Home” and “Searching”.
The new MERCURY TIDE album “Killing Saw” will be released in Europe on 25th May, 2012 and in the USA on 10th July, 2012 through Limited Access Records. It is available for pre-order at e.g. Amazon, CDON, HMV or EMP.
Liner notes, Part 1.
MERCURY TIDE has issued the following:
Hey guys, after we have rocked and partied with you at our release shows last weekend, now there will be an outstanding special!
This Friday our new album “Killing Saw” will be released through Limited Access Records and therefore we recorded some liner note videos for you. Here you can catch some first impressions, whereas Dirk will not only introduce the songs of the upcoming album, but also share some nice and funny anecdotes.
These videos will appear daily from now on until Saturday, so all impatient people should just have a look!!!”
The new MERCURY TIDE album “Killing Saw” will be released in Europe on 25th May, 2012 and in the USA on 10th July, 2012 through Limited Access Records. It is available for pre-order at e.g. Amazon, CDUniverse, HMV, CDon or EMP.
Reviewed by David Pearce
Artist – Mercury Tide feat Dirk Thurisch (Angel Dust)
Album – Killing Saw
Label – Limited Access Records
Year – 25th May 2012
1. In The Shame Of Trust
2. Killing Saw
4. Searching (Album Version)
5. World Of Pain
6. Lord Of Memories
7. Out Of The Darkness
8. Alone In My Room
9. Satan Sister
10. You Cannot Save Me
11. No More Pain
12. Have No Fear
After a break of ten years, former Angel Dust vocalist Dirk Thurisch finally returns with his Band Mercury Tide, which once started as a project and now grew to a full-fledged band. The new album “Killing Saw” is a natural progression from Dirk‘s last album “Why”. Eventually the time has come that one of the most important German Melodic Metal vocalists returns like a Phoenix, rising from the ashes! Dirk Thurisch has closed the chapter “Angel Dust” once and for all. Several failed attempts to revive Angel Dust only strengthened Dirk‘s wish to get started with Mercury Tide on a grand scale. The new record shows that Dirk Thurisch hasn‘t called it a day yet. Even though ten years have passed, he is more than ever before willing to proof his outstanding abilities as a performer in front of live audiences. Last year, he already celebrated his stage comeback with his new combo as a support act for Crimson Glory in Essen, Germany. Besides special release shows in May, more concerts are planned and will be announced on the band‘s official website.
The album starts off with In The Shame Of Trust which is a keyboard instrumental with some stringed instruments accompanying it which then blends into the title song of the album. Killing Saw then it bursts into life with a strong guitar riffs, the vocals are clean and well put over I like the keyboard in the song it gives it a different edge which goes really well with the style of the album. The guitar riffs and solos are a joy to behold. The next Three songs are Home, Searching (Album Version) and World Of Pain which have more of the same good guitar riffs, clean quality vocals and stunning solo work so far this has been a quality album. The Sixth song on the album is Lord Of Memories which starts off slow with a good guitar riff and clean vocals, this song some catchy lyrics in the chorus which I do end up singing along to. The guitar work on this really is good along with the solo. The next Three songs are Out Of The Darkness, Alone In My Room and Satan Sister are again full of absolute quality riffs, great vocals, stunning solos and a perfect drumbeat to keep the rhythm to hold it altogether just brilliant. The Tenth song on the album is You Cannot Save Me starts off again with a clean guitar riff then the clean vocals come in it has the same quality guitars and vocals in aswell as some really keyboards on it aswell. It then slows down in the middle of the song, which goes really well then it picks up pace again with some good riffs, keyboards and solos it then fades out to finish the song really well done. The next song on the album is No More Pain this has again been really well done with the same quality vocals, keyboards and guitar work. The song keeps slowing down then it picks up pace a bit it keeps you interested all the song and I think it is a really good song. The last song on the album is Have No Fear starts off with the keyboard with a soft intro the vocals on this are slow but sure this continues through the song. The keyboards gives this song a different feel it is so relaxing it is a perfect song to chill out to after a long day at work.
Even after Ten years away Mercury Tide brings you this album Killing Saw and it feels like they have never been away. It is an absolute brilliant album from the vocals right through to the drums it has been well produced and it is definitely an album that I will be purchasing when it is released.
Dirk Thurisch: Vocals/ Guitar
Chris “Dagger” Pohlmann: Bass
Carsten Rehmann: Drums
Sim Reaper: Keyboard