Helios Creed and the "surviving" members of Chrome reunite for a freak-guitar exploration of the dark side of Mars. The return of Creed marks the end of Damon Edge undermining Chrome's preternatural sounds. On some pieces I feel they are trying to hard to show truly demented their compositions are. At Chrome's best, they bend to the task of carrying out a sorceror's formula they long ago discovered. Tidal Forces picks up where Half Machine Lip Moves and Alien Soundtracks ends off. Burdened with effects, guitar notes here shuffle off murkily like prehistoric eels in muddy channels. More electronic rhythms and sounds populate this infernal world. The use of a live drummer alternately drives or punctuates as the mood turns psychotic or creepy. Enjoy Chrome as they play house band to the strange orgies in the palace of the Martian king.
AllMusic Review by Tom Schulte