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PHANEROZOIC II: MESOZOIC | CENOZOIC

The Ocean

 

Experimental/Post Metal

4.05 | 48 ratings

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javajeff
5 stars The Ocean knocked this one out of the park. It is seriously an instant classic that is even better than the first one. Incredible musicianship like their other releases, and this just starts off swinging. The first two tracks Triassic and Jurassic | Cretaceous are easily two of their best songs in their entire discography and it keeps going after that. With non stop perfection, this may even be their best album to date. They have really developed a grasp of composing in layers, and adding those jazzy interludes at the right moments. Then they know how to just flat out rock. Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic has it all for fans of this genre. It is highly progressive, extreme metal with very memorable tracks. It shows a ton of growth, and incorporates everything from alternative rock to jazz, extreme metal, and progressive rock. The mix is aural candy, the drums by Paul Seidel pop, growl and clean vocals are fantastic, and the guitar riffs are stellar. Add a little synth and keyboard magic by Peter Voigtmann, and this is a serious album of the year contender.
javajeff | 5/5 |

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