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OCEAN

Eloy

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.22 | 636 ratings

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EatThatPhonebook
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5 stars Ocean, I must say, is underrated, compared to all the other abroad classics (Depois Do Fim, Hybris, Anabelas....). Majestic, terrifying, epic, this album is for sure one of the best Space Rock albums ever. It's one of those albums that in my opinion cannot be doubted on, one of those classics that will remain in the history of prog rock history.

The style tends to have a perfect balance between hard rock and spacey moods, like you will never find. Even Nektar's "A Tab In The Ocean" wasn't able to create this formula a few years before the release of Ocean. The record is a fantastic concept album written by drummer Rosenthal, (who is also very creative when playing) that concerns Greek Mythology and the mythic city Atlantis.

"Poseidon Creation" is the fantastic opener, where the band's style is more highlighted. It is in my opinion the best song of the album, with an outstanding and heavy riff mixed with floating moods. Brilliant, one of the best space rock songs ever.

"Incarnation Of Logos" has one of the most unbelievable intros ever. So spacy and at the same time mysterious, it seems almost like you are really floating in sapce, above the mighty ocean. Not crazy about the rest of the song, but it's still really good.

"Decay Of Logos" is another masterpiece, maybe not as good as the first track, but still impressively consistent. It also has a pretty catchy riff, with good vocals and general surrounding.

"Atlantis Agony" is considered by the fans their highest point of their carrer, and they might be right. After the intro, a mood very similar to "Wish You Were Here" kicks in, even though it's a bit more mysterious than the PF masterpiece. Also the final part is majestic, with many memorable moments that will surely be remembered in many years from now.

Five stars, an essential masterpiece for prog rock fans. That's all what I got to say.

EatThatPhonebook | 5/5 |

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