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Ocean, The / Precambrian
Album:Precambrian Collection:General
Artist:Ocean, The Added:Jan 2008
Label:Metal Blade 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-02-10 Pull Date:2008-04-13 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:Apr 13Mar 9Mar 2Feb 24
Airplays:1112

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 12, 2008:Bloodstains Across Atherton
Palaeoarchaean
4.Feb 20, 2008:Baptism of Solitude
Neoarchaean
2.Mar 08, 2008:Bloodstains Across Atherton - Yeah That One!
Neoarchaean
5.Feb 20, 2008:Radio Show
Mesoarchaean
3.Mar 01, 2008:public noize racket
Neoarchaean

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-02-06 
Great apocalyptic, post-hardcore/metalcore from Germany. Lots of good riffs and impressive song
structures. Guest vocalists from members of Breach, Coalesce and Converge.
While they seem influenced by Neurosis, Isis and Converge this does forge its own identity more often than not. Lots of variation and innovation.

Disc I
(((1))) (FCC "fucking" sung twice) Muscular, very heavy & pretty solid
(((((2)))) (FCC "shit" sung twice) Thick riffs and a really great mix of
modern, metallic hardcore and traditional metal. KILLER breakdown "cele-brate the great emptiness of our lives!"
(((((3))))) Kick ass, fast & raging guttural yet melodic speedy, metallic-hardcore.
((((4)))) Huge 'ol riff and intense vocals, imagine a better version of Pantera with a few metal-core parts.
((((5)))) Techy flurries and some rockin¹, manic metalcore speed.

DISC II
((((1)))) Jazzy interlude, short
((((2)))) Epic, spacious, melancholic pop vs. metalcore vs. electronic bits. Strange but really rad!
((((3)))) Big riffs, huge sound Œala Neurosis then some folksy pop parts & back again.
((((4)))) Movie sample about the "measurement of our lives", violin, strummy guitars, melancholic. Bursts into some heavy guitars and back to folk.
((((5)))) Murky, slow build up into a gigantically heavy number. Has that "anticipatory" vibe.
(((((6))))) Epic with lots of awesome riffs, slowly wrapping its tentacles around your ears.
(((((7))))) Languid, mellow intro then a ton of metallic bombast. Great mix of vocal styles.
((((8)))) Jazzy, indie then bursts & jabs of tech metal. Odd but interesting.
(((9)))) Somber piano & violin instrumental.

Track Listing
1.Hadean 8.Orosirian
2.Eoarchaean 9.Statherian
3.Palaeoarchaean 10.Calymmian
4.Mesoarchaean 11.Ectasian
5.Neoarchaean 12.Stenian
6.Siderian 13.Tonian
7.Rhyachian 14.Cryogenian