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The Ocean


Experimental/Post Metal

4.27 | 113 ratings

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3 stars A concept album album about the earliest period of earth. This German band doesn't play the "ordinary" Post-Metal, you would expect. I think it doesn't sound like Isis or Neurosis, for example. It is in some way harder and in another way more melodic than the other bands. This album is a double album. The first disc contains quite heavy music, sounding very like modern metal. I don't like it that much. So to speak I mostly listen to that in my car. On the other side, the secound disc contains very special kind of modern music. There are lots of piano parts, melodic guitar leads and great remarkable passages. As a contrast, the band adds growling and metal parts. However, this part of the album is much more easy to get used to it and is a lot better than the first part. Every song is named after a period of earth. So it is a bit difficult to distunguish them. The concept is linked with the development of human society and its problems. A few Nitzsche quotes here and there try to get a deeper meaning of the lyrics. I was definately suprised by this band. It is quite refreshing and one of the innovative Post-Rock bands from Germany. You should check this out, if you are interested in this sort of music.
Priamus | 3/5 |


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