Friday 25 March 2016


GenresMetal / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Post-Metal / Doom / Ambient / Sludge / Experimental / Prog
Related artistsHeads., Tephra, Hellblazer, The Spacetet, Gelt Et Nelt, Jan Frisch, Keine Ubung, American Music Club, Closet Disco Queen, Coilguns, Switchback, The Fawn, Kunz, Red Kunz, Hospital Of Death, War From A Harlots Mouth and Avery.
CountryBerlin GERMANY
Years Active2001-present
Song: "Orosirian"
Album: "Precambrian"
Year: 2007
For fans ofOld Man Gloom. Fall Of Efrafa, Neurosis, Downfall Of Gaia, Tephra, Spires, Into The Moat, Between The Buried In Me, The Red Chord, From A Second Story Window, Rosetta, Isis, In Flames, Titan, Meshugga, Intronaut, Tephra and Light Bearer.
Label(s): Self Released / Make My Day Records / Iapetus Records / Pelagic Records / Throne Records / Metal Blade Records / Garden Of Exile Records / Фоно / Futhermocker
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #11.
You can download: the March Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2016 Mix#4 here.

Started in 2001 as a music collective and solidifying as a concrete band lineup in 2009, Berlin's THE OCEAN is a metal/post-metal powerhouse. I first heard the band because I caught wind that Caleb Scofield from Cave In, Zozobra and Old Man Gloom was making a guest appearance (which he does on ("Orosirian"). I was into the band for a good couple of years during my early Hydra Head Records days, but have since found the style to have lost much of its luster. The multi-headed hydra of genres is based upon a metal body but branches out into classical, sludge, hardcore, instrumental and rock. The band is generally extremely heavy with multiple vocalists screaming and growling as well as lots of mathy metal instrumental, breakdowns and solos that are based on faster metal as opposed to slower, jamming post-hardcore. Like most bands, their early work is almost exclusively aggressive with screamy/growly vocals which then shifted to more and more clean singing. I certainly have lost touch with the band, but I saw they recently had a split with Mono whom I love so I'm going to check that out and perhaps fall back in with the band. It's two days later...nope, still not digging that singing.

If you like your metal and hardcore to the extreme I would strongly recommend THE OCEAN but the diversity may also give way to a few things you dislike - at least that was the case with me.



2002 - Untitled cdLP
2002 - Queen of the Food Chain cd/7"EP

2003 - Fogdiver cd/12"LP

2004 - Fluxion cd/3x12"LP

2005 - Aeolian cd/2x12"LP
2005 - Burst split 7"EP

2007 - Precambrian 2xcd/3x12"LP

2009 - Heliocentric cd/2x12"LP

2010 - Anthropocentric cd/2x12"LP

2012 - The Grand Inquisitor 10"EP

2013 - Pelagial cd/2xcd/2x10"/DVD

2015 - Mono split cd/12"EP
2015 - Collective Oblivion 3xDVD


(2007) THE OCEAN - "Orosirian" (from 'Precabrian')

(2003) THE OCEAN - "Isla de la Luna" (from 'Fogdiver')

(2005) THE OCEAN - "Dead Serious & Highly Professional" (from 'Aeolian')

(2005) THE OCEAN - "Swoon" (from 'Aeolian')

(2007) THE OCEAN - "Hadean" (from 'Precabrian')

(2009) THE OCEAN - "The Origin of Species" (from 'Heliocentric')

(2015) THE OCEAN - "The Quiet Observer" (from 'Mono' split)


THE OCEAN additional links


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