Post Mortem (album)

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Post Mortem
Studio album by Black Tide
Released August 23, 2011
Recorded May–June 2010 at Spin Studios, New York City, NY
Genre Heavy metal, metalcore
Length 42:58
Label Interscope
Producer Josh Wilbur, GGGarth
Black Tide chronology
Light from Above
(2008)
Post Mortem
(2011)
Just Another Drug
(2012)
Singles from Post Mortem
  1. "Bury Me"
    Released: September 10, 2010
  2. "Walking Dead Man"
    Released: May 23, 2011
  3. "That Fire"
    Released: June 21, 2011
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Revolver 3.5/5 stars[1]
Spin 5/10 stars[2]
allmusic 3/5 stars

Post Mortem is the second album by the American heavy metal band Black Tide, released on August 23, 2011. The album was produced by John Wilbur and GGGarth. It is the band's first album to feature guitarist Austin Diaz, after the departure of Alex Nuñez in 2008.

Recording, Release and promotion[edit]

The album was originally intended to be self-titled and was set for release in February 2011,[3] but it was later announced that the album would be titled Post Mortem and the release date would be pushed back to August 23, 2011.[4][5] To date, three singles have been released, along with an additional promotional digital single.

The songs That Fire, Let It Out and Into the Sky were featured on the Al Cielo EP as Spanish re-recordings with alternative names.

"Honest Eyes" is featured on the soundtrack and opening cinematic for the 2012 video game Street Fighter X Tekken.

"That Fire" is featured on the soundtrack of EA Sports NHL 12 and is played before any game the player manually plays.

Singles[edit]

On September 17, 2010, the band released the first single off the album - "Bury Me" for digital download and on a CD single. The CD single featured a b-side, entitled "Honest Eyes", which was later released as a stand alone digital only single.
The second official single from the album, "Walking Dead Man", was released digitally on May 23, 2011. A music video soon followed on June 14, 2011.[6] The third single from the album, entitled "That Fire" was released on June 21, 2011[7] and a music video for the song followed on June 23, 2011.[8]

The band has also released Acoustic versions of the songs "That Fire", and "Fight Til The Bitter End" via their YouTube account.[9]

Sales[edit]

During its first week on sale, Post Mortem sold about 5,800 copies, landing it at number 73 on the Billboard 200 chart which was the same as their previous album Light From Above.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Ashes" (featuring Matt Tuck of Bullet for My Valentine) 4:09
2. "Bury Me"   3:53
3. "Let It Out"   5:06
4. "Honest Eyes"   3:57
5. "That Fire"   3:30
6. "Fight 'Til the Bitter End"   3:44
7. "Take It Easy"   4:34
8. "Lost in the Sound"   4:59
9. "Walking Dead Man"   4:15
10. "Into the Sky"   4:52
Total length:
42:58

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The result ain’t fresh, but it’s definitely fun.
  2. ^ link
  3. ^ "Black Tide: New Album Title Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. October 21, 2010. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Black Tide: New Album Title, Release Date Announced". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. May 17, 2011. Archived from the original on May 17, 2011. Retrieved May 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (July 14, 2011). "Hard Rock and Metal Releases - August 2011". Noisecreep. AOL. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Black Tide: 'Walking Dead Man' Exclusive Video Premiere". ultimateguitar.tv. Retrieved June 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Black Tide: New Song Available For Streaming". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. June 21, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Black Tide: 'That Fire' Video Released". Blabbermouth.net. Roadrunner Records. June 23, 2011. Retrieved July 22, 2011. 
  9. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackTideVEVO
  10. ^ "BLACK TIDE's 'Post Mortem' Cracks U.S. Top 100". Blabbermouth.net. 31 August 2011. Archived from the original on 31 August 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.