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The Ocean


Experimental/Post Metal

3.95 | 95 ratings

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4 stars Two bands play the a perfect blend of progressive metal and post metal. Those bands are Isis and The Ocean. On the latest album by The Ocean, (or The Ocean Collective) the band follows up their last album with great success. The two albums are separate parts of each other, and they revolve around the same concept, the Phanerozoic Era, which is the era we live in today. The albums (released in 2018 and 2020 respectively) are both great concept albums that would sound great back to back. I'll have to try that for my next listen.

Phanerozoic II is an album that mixes together post metal and progressive metal perfectly. It is so enjoyable to listen to that I wanted to listen ton it all over again right after I finished it. Luckily , the album comes with an instrumental version, so that'll be a whole new experience. There are also some lighter moments on the album that combine the atmospheric parts of post metal together with more progressive rock sounding parts that add a lot to the albums dynamic and sound.

If you're getting into The Ocean, Phanerozoic I and II is a great place to start. The two part or double album will definitely please any progressive metal, Avant-Garde metal, or post metal fan. This album is one of the bands best albums. I highly recommend that you listen to this band and album if you are into those genres, which should be a good majority of people on this website.

progtime1234567 | 4/5 |


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