DON’T SLEEP: Turn the Tide: LP/CD

Sep 29, 2020

I’ve always really liked Dave Smalley’s vocals even to the point of being able to overlook some of his misguided world views, so an album featuring him on the mic is something I look forward to. Smalley’s voice is ageing well, with a deeper timbre to it and one which still suits a strong, melodic hardcore musical underpinning. Turn the Tide hits the spot straight out of the traps with “Don’t Sleep,” as guitars provide a crunchy sound and drums snap swiftly whilst Smalley does his stuff to full effect. A good effort. –Rich Cocksedge (Mission Two Entertainment, [email protected],