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The Ocean


Experimental/Post Metal

4.11 | 98 ratings

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5 stars With such inspiring album names like 'Pre-Cambrian,' 'Heliocentric,' and, most recently, 'Phanerozoic,' casual prog metal fans could be forgiven for assuming The Ocean specializes in some form of insufferable overly technical high-brow prog metal. But as fans of the German prog and post metal veterans can attest, The Ocean's use of textbook scientific imagery simply provides the metaphorical foundations for the band's exploration of man's essential nature, the quality of his relationships, and his place in the universe. 'Phanerozoic' continues this tradition by offering up a heavy but genuinely moving meditation on the cyclical nature of life going in and out of existence across an unfathomably long length of time across the Earth's history. The album's finisher 'Permian: The Great Dying' may be one of the best songs I have heard in the 2010's.
ssmarcus | 5/5 |


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