Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Album: The Ocean - Heliocentric

Band: The Ocean
Album: Heliocentric
Label: Metal Blade Records / Pelagic Records
Year: 2010

01. Shamayim
02. Firmament
03. The First Commandment Of The Luminaries
04. Ptolemy Was Wrong
05. Metaphysics Of The Hangman
06. Catharsis Of A Heretic
07. Swallowed By The Earth
08. Epiphany
09. The Origin Of Species
10. The Origin Of God

Five Silhouettes, their backlit bodies moving frenetically in front of the monstrous LED lighting rigs, flashing synchronized to every little change in the music: watching The Ocean perform live is an experience. The videos, the lighting and more than anything, the music - orchestral, dense and epic - all contribute to that certain atmosphere that sets The Ocean apart from most of their peers in the realm of modern day's heavy music. The lynch-esque play with darkness and dynamics make it easy for the listener to get lost in the dismal oceanic spheres.

After close to 400 shows all over the world, supporting bands like Opeth, Cult Of Luna, The Black Dahlia Murder and Isis and successful headlining tours in Europe and the US, the addition of vocalist Loic Rossetti marks the final step in a recent development within the band: after 8 years of existence, The Ocean has transformed from a collective into a band.

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