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Initially stumbled across this band while going to see Intronaut play. Unfortunately Intronaut didn't make the gig, which was a real downer. That was until The Ocean blew me away with their ferocious set!
Having bought this album afterwards, listen upon listen brings back the intense moments of their live show. The album is split over two CDs. The first Hadean/Archaean is a straight up assault with bellowing vocals, chugging and intricate guitar work. The second Proterozoic is much more diverse. Tracks shift in tempo and mood with piano and violin passages taking you on a journey. The difference in vocals adds another dimension and really builds with intensity. The glossy… Read more