The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic



8.3 | 169 votes |
Release date: 25 September 2020
Style: Post-metal, Sludge metal, Hardcore

Owners:

42 have it
19 want it


01. Triassic
02. Jurassic | Cretaceous
03. Palaeocene
04. Eocene
05. Oligocene
06. Miocene | Pliocene
07. Pleistocene
08. Holocene

Top 20 albums of 2020: 9

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.4
In late September 2019, I gave a glowing review to a new album with monochrome artwork released by an established post-metal band. Given all the chaos that has come with 2020, I'm experiencing a surprising degree of déjà vu right now.

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published 27.09.2020 | Comments (11)

A bit later than expected, but we finally have the second part of the Phanerozoic project from The Ocean, and a worthy sibling to Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic it is. "Jurassic | Cretaceous" in particular is a fantastic demonstration of what this collective are capable of.

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25.09.2020 - 02:18
Rating: 9
Doge of Venice
Full album is streaming on the youtubes...

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25.09.2020 - 11:46
Rating: 9
musclassia
I dig it a lot on first listen, but Phanerozoic I was a grower of an album and I anticipate this one being so too
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25.09.2020 - 13:25
Rating: 9
robpal
Proglord
Awesome stuff, these guys don't disappoint.
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25.09.2020 - 23:46
Rating: 9
robpal
Proglord
Btw, because of the pipe character in the title I can't add it to my 2020 top list
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25.09.2020 - 23:48
Rating: 9
musclassia
Written by robpal on 25.09.2020 at 23:46

Btw, because of the pipe character in the title I can't add it to my 2020 top list


Albums with that character in the title have been a menace to best of lists since Infestus released E x | I s t back in 2011, it's very annoying.
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26.09.2020 - 06:35
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by robpal on 25.09.2020 at 23:46

Btw, because of the pipe character in the title I can't add it to my 2020 top list

Worry not, I came to the rescue
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26.09.2020 - 06:41
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by RaduP on 26.09.2020 at 06:35

Written by robpal on 25.09.2020 at 23:46

Btw, because of the pipe character in the title I can't add it to my 2020 top list

Worry not, I came to the rescue

I don't think we should be changing official album titles just because the way lists are set up on the site. We should change our efforts to adapt to the album title, not the other way around.
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26.09.2020 - 08:29
Rating: 8
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.09.2020 at 06:41

I don't think we should be changing official album titles just because the way lists are set up on the site. We should change our efforts to adapt to the album title, not the other way around.

This isn't the first time it happened.
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Father: How can a picture of a field be sad without a sad person looking sad in the field?
Young Woman: That's an interesting problem. Yeah, I struggle with that.
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30.09.2020 - 06:06
Rating: 9
tintinb
Great album, slightly less heavier than I have come to expect from The Ocean but a truly enjoyable album nonetheless.
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30.09.2020 - 19:25
Rating: 9
Liafev
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.09.2020 at 06:41

I don't think we should be changing official album titles just because the way lists are set up on the site. We should change our efforts to adapt to the album title, not the other way around.


As a developper, I totally agree with that comment. I feel disappointed at myself when I go for the hacky solution like this.

Plus, The Ocean albums are already mis-named on many websites because of the many special characters, it's a shame MS would also fail here just because lists can't read it correctly..
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01.10.2020 - 08:42
Morbid Angel 13
So yea, listening to Triassic all I could think of was Ross...
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01.10.2020 - 16:26
Rating: 8
X-FrEaK
Good album, not as good as part I. But the best thing Jonas Renkse has done these last few years was the two songs with The Ocean LOL
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04.10.2020 - 07:36
Rating: 8
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
They do so many great things which are all in a constant state of being held back by these poor vocal deliveries. The growls are seemingly always off pitch and lack the depth to complement the crushing nature of their harshest moments and the nasally cleans just come across as goofy and distract from interesting lyrical imagery. Post-metal that practically begs to be instrumental -- and thankfully a significant portion of it is. Also apparently they still release instrumental versions of their albums, so there's that.

At least the bass gets to take a walk every now and then and the brass section creates a sense of poignancy to go alongside the synth-heavy atmospherics.
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05.10.2020 - 22:37
Rating: 9
tintinb
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.10.2020 at 07:36

poor vocal deliveries. The growls are seemingly always off pitch and lack the depth to complement the crushing nature of their harshest moments and the nasally cleans just come across as goofy and distract from interesting lyrical imagery. Post-metal that practically begs to be instrumental -- and thankfully a significant portion of it is. Also apparently they still release instrumental versions of their albums, so there's that.


Haha, it's funny, for me the vocal delivery is just perfect and exactly what I would want from a Post Metal outfit. I also liked the instrumental section a lot.
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08.10.2020 - 09:00
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.10.2020 at 07:36

They do so many great things which are all in a constant state of being held back by these poor vocal deliveries. The growls are seemingly always off pitch and lack the depth to complement the crushing nature of their harshest moments and the nasally cleans just come across as goofy and distract from interesting lyrical imagery. Post-metal that practically begs to be instrumental -- and thankfully a significant portion of it is. Also apparently they still release instrumental versions of their albums, so there's that.

At least the bass gets to take a walk every now and then and the brass section creates a sense of poignancy to go alongside the synth-heavy atmospherics.


Could not disagree more, for me the vocals fits the music perfect
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