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The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic CD (album) cover


The Ocean


Experimental/Post Metal

3.95 | 95 ratings

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4 stars Phanerozoic II is the first album I hear from The Ocean, and the truth is, I feel satisfied.

With this work, the band explores different styles of progressive metal that other bands have developed: Tool, Opeth, etc. But always adding its own shape and aesthetic; experimenting and reaching new places. The first two songs with which they open the album is proof of this; at times they sound like Maudlin of the Well, at others like tool and Opeth. With orchestrations and harmonies on the keyboards, guitar duets, clean and guttural voices, the band plunges us into a chaotic and controlled world at the same time. The only reasons I don't give it five stars is because of the way they close the record, it doesn't do justice to the first two tracks (the best prog metal I've ever heard). Also for not developing some songs with great potential.

Without a doubt, a work that must be listened to. You will not regret it!

JohnProg | 4/5 |


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