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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.03 | 310 ratings

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5 stars Oustanding production... One of the best I have heard this year...

I have been spinning this album for about three entire days now and it's still growing on me. First, I didn't expect too much from these guys because all the comparisons -most in a negative way- to Porcupine Tree and Tool, both bands that I feel soulless and quite boring... but Oceansize stands above and without hesitation... It seems like the formula is the same, some mellow moods, strong alternative rock presence, a lot of interesting riffing and a standard singer directing the music... well, I'm not a fan of all of the above but feel very good about this album... the progress of the songs are interesting but never lose the soul focus, the emotions are always there and they redirect the songs into a more agressive feeling just in the right places and times... the music flows nice and smoth and you can feel surrounded by a great vibe and little mellow atmosphere... just great...

I feel this band is really amazing, now I'm digging on they other productions and what I'm not sure is which album is better... each one has it's own direction and everything sound great about each... so, if your'e looking for a band with great feeling and development in the routes of Tool and PT, this will satisfy you... is just like them but better, no pretentious "we are so original" music but tight and well performed. When you hear and album like this, you wonder how they manage to keep the whole album in such a great vibe and flowing so well...

The highlights: the whole album... com'n, try it... dive in and enjoy this amazing journey. This is a great place to start trying progressive rock, it conserves the regular alternative rock vibe but in a musical way and alouding the songs to grow... so, 5 stars is what this deserves for sure... and I'm afraid the other albums will get it too...

jampa17 | 5/5 |


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