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Ocean, The / Aeolian
Album:Aeolian Collection:General
Artist:Ocean, The Added:04/2006
Label:Metal Blade 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-08 Pull Date:2006-12-10 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:26 Nov15 Oct

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 25 Nov 06:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton
2.Sat, 14 Oct 06:Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Bloodstains Across Atherton

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2006-09-26 
Heavy, epic doomy sounds from Germany (not to be confused with the similarly named band from Maine - “Ocean"). This is pretty remincent of Converge, Neurosis, Mastadon and a straight-forward version of Isis. Features members of Converge, Coalesce and Breach. Makes use of 7 different vocalists. Overall a pretty worthwhile release.

((((1)))) Thick and dense riffing and some nice shifts in tempo and effects.
((((2)))) (FCC “fuck” but kinda inaudible) Spastic, uppity with sick lyrics high pitched & guttral vocal mix.
((((3)))) Nice simple driving riff. Epic with lots of heaviness and interesting changes to keep you busy.
(((4))) Jagged tempo ‘ala Dillinger Escape Plan but not too techy to the point of annoying.
((((5)))) Fast but varied and pretty awesome charge of thrash, hardcore and DM.
((6)) *Meh* mix of simple riffs and guttural vox.
(((((7))))) Raging death metal & metal-core mix like early Cave-In and Converge circa 1997-99.
((((8)))) Thudding, battering riffage, mixed up tempo changes, weird but continually interesting.
(((((9))))) Odd metered riff, epic & wide open sound, forever keeping you involved.
((((10)))) Doomy metalcore? Lots of different vocal styles and some multi-facted guitar parts, + nice, sombre violin break.

Track Listing
1.The City In The Sea 6.Necrobabes.Com
2.Dead Serious & Highly Professional 7.One With The Ocean
3.Austerity 8.Swoon
4.Killing The Flies 9.Queen Of The Food-Chain
5.Une Saison En Enfer 10.Intertia