Ahab / Divinity Of Oceans, The
Album: Divinity Of Oceans, The   Collection:General
Artist:Ahab   Added:Sep 2009
Label:Napalm Records America  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-10-04 Pull Date: 2009-12-06 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Nov 15 Nov 8 Nov 1 Oct 18 Oct 11
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 30, 2012: Catharsis
The Divinity Of Oceans
4. May 29, 2010: Bloodstains Across Atherton-"Pavement Slayed!?!?"
Yet Another Raft Of The Medusa (Pollard's Weakness)
2. Dec 22, 2011: graveyard shift of mayhem
Yet Another Raft Of The Medusa (Pollard's Weakness)
5. Nov 11, 2009: public noize racket
The Divinity Of Oceans
3. Aug 29, 2011: couchsurfing
O Father Sea
6. Nov 07, 2009: Music Casserole
Redemption Lost

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2009-09-30
Trippy and awesome “Nautik(al) Funeral Doom Metal” from Germany. Plenty of slow crushing riffs but mixed almost equally with melancholic clean guitars amidst the growling and (new for this band) sullen clean vocals. Really solid stuff from beginning to end that wisely mix “pretty”, softer sounds with the heavy/extreme end. Similar to early My Dying Bride, Asunder, Disembowlement & Esoteric (UK).

(((((((1))))))) Slow and enveloping with verrry doomed & growled vocals. Kinda slo-mo psych chords punctuated by distorted and a bit of nicely placed clean vocals.
(((((((2)))))))) KILLER opening riff. Super heavy & doom as fukk! Very lo-vocals ‘ala Disembowlement or even Coffins. Mellow part around the 3:00 mark with clean vocals then back again.
(((((((3))))))) Monster of a funeral Doom track with big resonating riffs, some psych. Plus, despondent lyrics: “In porrrrts of dooooom we lay/so I yield to my despair.”
((((((((4))))))) Really pretty sounding tone, clean vocals in the 1st half. Drifts off into their own watery, fog-filled oblivion.
((((((5))))) Straight up 90’s Death/Doom with a strong influence from Disembowlement. Really good drum sound.
(((((((6))))))) Bookend type track to #4. Though even slower. Gets more epic and My Dying Bride-ish after 2:30. Lots of well-done pinch harmonics and resonating chords.
((((((((7))))))) Slow, dark psych chords, airy clean vocals, then more heavy-as-a-Humpback whale section and more sullen clean vocals.

Track Listing
1. Yet Another Raft Of The Medusa (Pollard's Weakness)   4. Redemption Lost
2. The Divinity Of Oceans   5. Tombstone Carousal
3. O Father Sea   6. Gnawing Bones (Coffin's Lot)
  7. Nickerson's Theme