The Ocean - Precambrian

8.5 | 209 votes |
Release date: 2 November 2007
Style: Post-metal, Sludge metal, Hardcore


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Disc I [Hadean/Archaean]
01. Hadean
02. Eoarchaean
03. Paleoarchaean
04. Mesoarchaean
05. Neoarchaean

Disc II [Proterozoic]
01. Siderian
02. Rhyacian
03. Orosirian
04. Statherian
05. Calymmian
06. Ectasian
07. Stenian
08. Tonian
09. Cryogenian

Mike Pilat - vocals, bass
Jason Emry - vocals
Jan Oberg - vocals
Mathias "Meta" Buente - vocals
Nico Webers - vocals
Nate Newton - vocals
Robin Staps - guitars, vocals
Matthew Beels - guitars
Andreas Hillebrand - guitars
Torge Liessmann - drums, percussion
Hannes Huefken - bass
Jonathan Heine - bass

Session musicians
Dwid Hellion - vocals
Christoph Von Der Nahmer - violin
Karina Suslov - viola
Jonas Olsson - tambourine
John Gürtler - saxophone
Tomas Svensson - samples
Katharina Sellheim - piano
Walid Farruque - guitars
Daniel Eichholz - glockenspiel
Stefan Heinemeyer - cello

Guest musicians
Eric Kalsbeek - vocals
Tomas Liljedahl - vocals
Caleb Scofield - vocals

Staff review by
This is the sound of hell and heaven collapsing after Armageddon took the earth...

Yes, this might not be for everyone, but neither is David Lynch and that doesn't mean he isn't one of the most amazing and interesting minds in our planet. The Ocean is a band that almost falls into the Post-Rock category, if it weren't for the "core" structures and metal riffs of course, most of the time they create sonic landscapes and a huge amount of "build-ups" (a particularly important feature in Post-Rock) that slowly fit in the depths of this incredible CD.

published 24.01.2008 | Comments (20)

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07.08.2014 - 10:13
Rating: 8
The Ocean starts to be a good post metal with this album
28.01.2018 - 18:15
China was a neat
The follow up to this monster is ready.
21.09.2020 - 19:08
Rating: 6
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I would rate disc 2 a mid 7 however, the first one was not something I want to hear again. Overall has some intense moments and nice clear passages but as I mentioned disc 1 drags it down.

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