I got this because it seemed to tick the right boxes for the sort of music i'm into at the moment (doom, drone, sludge, hardcore etc). It wasn't quite what I was expecting, and initially I was a bit disappointed. However, something made me keep listening to it, 10 - 20 times maybe ... then everything began to hang together & it began to hook me in. Now I can say without hesitation that it's really an amazing piece of work, in fact, I can't stop listening to it! Layers and levels that I didn't even suspect gradually reveal themselves, and continue to do so. I prefer to listen to it as a whole, rather than single out particular tracks - to use the cliche, it's a journey & though the lyrics might be a bit doomy (well, whaddya expect!?) the overall effect is very uplifting, simply because it's such a superb piece of music making. Some seem to rate Panopticon even more highly, and I look forward to hearing it eventually, but there's still loads of mileage for me in Oceanic & I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who's into this genre.