Here's a great album i just listened to, the recent winner of Kerrang!'s Best Newcomer Award, Black Tide
What sets them apart is both the quality of the music and their youth. The lead singer is only 15 years old and they have alrady opened for the likes of Lordi, Static-X, Lamb of God, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold and All That Remains
Their debut album Light From Above, was released on March 18, 2008. Blabbermouth.net stating the album contains "Big, sometimes pop-based, melodies meets crunchy, guitar-driven metal that falls somewhere between thrash/traditional metal and the dirtier end of '80s glam/hair metal".
Dan Epstein of Revolver Magazine saying "Listening to the debut album from Miami's Black Tide is a little like stumbling across a cool late-80s metal record you'd completely forgotten about. A very promising debut".
Despite their youth they are certainly not ignorant of their roots: they have started performing Prowler an Iron Maiden cover on their current tour. The album also contains a cover of Metallica's first written song, "Hit the Lights".