Hailing from Norway SOURCE OF TIDE have created one of the most original metal albums for some time. Formed in early 1996 the band went through the usual line up changes until they recorded a demo that was engineered by Ihsahn (from EMPEROR). Entitled ''An Ode To The Art Of Self Destruction'' this underground classic led to an immediate deal with Candlelight. Source Of Tide combine elements from across the metal spectrum. On some tracks, powerful operatic Doom-laden vocals from Lord PZ (Ihsahn's brother-in-law from PECCATUM) combine with huge metal riffs of old, whilst others start with piano / choral passages linked with some of the most melodic epic majestic and sometimes Dark Metal you will hear this year. Recorded at the legendary Akkerhaugen Lydstudio (where Emperor's ''In The Nightside Eclipse'' was recorded) to give a crisp clear production this is a fulfilling journey through one of the most original Metal releases of the year.