Yes this is deathcore and if you don't like the genre than that's fine, but why buy something when you already know what direction it is. I mean the band's disclaimer for the last year is the "most pissed off deathcore band in the world"-so to think you're getting melodic death metal or something else would be foolish. With that being said I will agree w/some other internet reviews in that the sound is similiar to Whitechapel's "This is Exile"-which is a good thing since Whitechapel are an excellent band. Oceano have downtuned guitars and lots of smashmouth slam breaks. The vocals have the typical deathcore screams and lows-but this is deathcore and Oceano are not trying to be something they're not. It's brutal, has constant blastbeats, but it's not devoid of melody-there is some. They're are 2 instumentals on the cd and if you get the bonus edition from Earache-it has 2 extra songs, which make up for the instrumentals, plus a bonus dvd of the band. I love the use of bass drops on this cd, they are the loudest of the deathcore bunch, and every song has several. The bass drops will mow all posers down and have you begging for your life. Oceano don't really add anything new to the genre, however they do what they do extremelly well and have come up w/an excellent produced death metal cd. Will it be considered a classic down the road, probably not, but in my book they crush and hope to see them live one day. If you're a fan of the deathcore genre this is a must have, if you're hyper critical of heavy brutal music-just stay the hell away and listen to your cheesy trivium or children of bodom.