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4.11 | 21 ratings | 5 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1996

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Infinite Ways (10:28)
2. Nexus (7:13)
3. Labyrinth (7:23)
4. Door To December (3:18)
5. Oceans (9:40)
6. Forest Rain (7:52)
7. Aquasun (1:41)

Total Time: 47:37

Line-up / Musicians

- Jioti Parcharidis / vocals
- Andreas Kienitz / guitars
- Oliver Hintz / keyboards
- Olaf "Pelle" Hoffmeister / drums
- Matthias Vogel / bass

Releases information

CD Crystal Entertaiment CRCD 085-54092

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HYDROTOXIN Oceans ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (10%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (10%)

HYDROTOXIN Oceans reviews

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Review by b_olariu
4 stars Hydrotoxin is a german progressive metal who released only one album in 1996 named Oceans. I know this album since he was released more then a decade ago and was a surprise for me. Being similar with Dream Theater (of course), Empty Tremor or Madsword, they bring nothing new in this genre, but the tight and excelent musicianship gives me a very pleasent album. What stroke at first listening was the brilliant voice of Jioti Parcharidis ( also know from bands like Chateau or Victory fame), his range is incredible, giving on some pieces a realy great and colorful atmosphere ex: Infinite Ways and Nexus., on the rest is also very strong. The gear of this band is very tight and very well developed across the album giving a very solid musicianship, specialy the keybordis Oliver Hintz is top notch. The main influence of the band is Dream Theater, that complex and quirky pieces that made famouses in the'90's are present here at he highest level, also they propose a melodic side of prog metal, not one very rough, but still very pleasent. Also 5 tracks from 7 are long enough to show that they mean bussines with this album, even is a debute , everything is well done and at the right place. It's a shame that they disbanded soon after this release , they were a promising band with a good album in their pockets, but sometimes is not enough to have only a great album. Two instrumental pieces grace Oceans: Door To December, a mid tempo piece, guitar dominating remind me in places of Vinie Moore and the last one Aquasun is an atmospheric and very spacey piece with keyboars as main role. In the end a great album and very unnoticed in prog circles, desearve for sure, at least from my side 4 stars. The cover art is very strange but fits like glove with the atmosphere from the album.

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4 stars It's been a while since I've done a Lesser-Known Gem. I've got no shortage of new music in my queue to cover, but I also love highlighting more obscure releases from the past. Today's topic is one of my favorite albums of the 1990s. I have not been shy about my general indifference (often bordering ... (read more)

Report this review (#2904525) | Posted by TheEliteExtremophile | Tuesday, April 4, 2023 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Wow!!!! Why this is in the progmetal categories? I not like metal music in general, but this music is really awesome and challenging!!! It's hard define the style, it's more in the hard prog vein that prog metal; i found just some Dream Theather influencies just for the drum, but the rest is very ... (read more)

Report this review (#821087) | Posted by Aragon | Saturday, September 15, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars WOW!!!WARNING!FORGOTTEN MUSICAL JEWEL!I really cannot believe that this German band had only this album released!They were so inspired and came at the right moment to bring their "offering'to the altar of very goood progressive music!Especially the vocalist is impressive-JIOTI PARCHARIDIS,also ... (read more)

Report this review (#252364) | Posted by Ovidiu | Monday, November 23, 2009 | Review Permanlink

4 stars I stumbled across this album when it was on sale for (I believe) ?4,=. Fine prog Metal band from German who, for as far as I can tell, only recorded one CD. If you're into ("When day and dream unite" period )Dream Theater, or Lab˙rinth then I guess you'll like this a lot. Hydrotoxin was (is?) ... (read more)

Report this review (#78750) | Posted by Giant Hugweed | Friday, May 19, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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