Geology is simultaneously heavy business and meticulously detailed work. The Ocean know this since Phanerozoic I: Paleozoic is an epic journey through time that doesn't forget the details. Full of cascading choruses and bone crunching riffs, this sludgy history lesson isn't a class you'll want to skip.
Favorite track: Cambrian II: Eternal Recurrence.
Have been a fan for a long time but saw them live for the first time performing these songs and just blew me away. As a geologist with concern for the state of our environment and the damage humans are inflicting, I wholeheartedly approve these songs' messages
Favorite track: Devonian: Nascent.
After 5 years of touring on Pelagial, THE OCEAN deliver their long-awaited 8th studio album, split into two volumes to be separately released in 2018 and 2020 respectively, titled Phanerozoic.
The Phanerozoic eon succeeded the Precambrian supereon, spanning a 500 million-year period leading to the present day. It has witnessed the evolution and diversification of plant and animal life on Earth, and the (partial) destruction of it during 5 mass extinction events.
Conceptually and musically, The Ocean’s Phanerozoic is the missing link between the albums Precambrian and Heliocentric / Anthropocentric.
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Don’t be fooled by the name making mere reference to a form of Metal that is not being celebrated here. Also, try not to put too much importance on the ridiculous song titles. This is serious stuff we’re dealing with here. Atmospheric progressive Death Metal meets black opera, meets intelligent lyrics about a dying earth and human scum. This record keeps spinning in my player for months now and I don’t grow tired of its daring take on brutality. May the slimy goddess be with you! Mohemian
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Masterpiece. The blending of styles and sounds and the creative songwriting make the surprising saxofone fit in completely natural. This is a so innovative in a genre that is defined by brutal vocals, heavy riffs and beats, together with high technical skills. I really enjoyed the video of the title track, even the reaction videos to it. Discovery of the year. As a reviewer said, you've got to go see them. pestorosso