An outing of melancholy, dressed up in catchy albeit dark progressions - October Tide is finally firming up the roster.Despite the ten year wait between Grey Dawn and A Thin Shell, October Tide have seen a rather disjointed line up over the years. What was originally a side project for Katatonia members Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman, has shifted into a full project without Renkse taking the vocal reigns (he left the band’s vocal duties in 1998) and three years after the re-formation album, October Tide has become focused, consistent without compromising what made them a pleasure to listen to in the first place. Tunnel Of No Light is a quality listen from start to finish, but stays relatively safer than what the imagery of the album title suggests. At just over fifty minutes, Tunnel Of No Light doesn’t really push the listener to the limits but at least it doesn’t become boring or repetitive. The length is right for the album, especially with the conventional death/gothic doom structuring. After a three year wait and a revolving door of line-up changes, October Tide’s Tunnel Of No Light does exactly what it needs to do in order to get back in the game.