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There is ambience, there are heavy guitars. There are long songs, there is a mesmerizing three-guitar attack. What more could you ask for? Every song stands apart a piece of art, but when listened to in sequence, is especially awesome. And "Ornament / The Last Wrongs" is one of the best songs I have heard come out of a modern rock band. It's perfect.
This cd should be released in the states in February. So hold tight and get it then! Otherwise, you can pay 30 bucks for the import...(it is worth it...)
These guys really know how to put together deep, emotional landscapes primary driven by the 3 guitar attack.
Comparisons to Sigur ros in the instrumental regard are warranted. The vocals are slightly Daniel johns from silverchair in style. Far more understated. The drumming is excellent, extremely creative. This is worth every cent.
The Band shows a considerable amount of diversity in their music. They can go from pounding guitar riffs, to floating music that carries you away to a happy place. Some of the songs sound very much like metal, whereas others are comparable only to pink floyd. In a few songs they actually change the mood of the music mid-song. I really like all the songs except for the final track, which is just a little too long and dragged out. The rest of the album is exceptional, and i am going out to buy it as soon as i can find somewhere that sells it for less than thirty bucks. I really want to know where I can get my hands on a copy of this CD that isn't an import. Anyway, it probably is worth the thirty bucks, but its thirty bucks I don't have.
The strength and depth of this album is a clear step up from their debut. The band appears tighter and the songs feel more structured and better developed. The album can be split into two halves with a soft side and a heavy side. The soft side will take you to relaxing and peaceful place, like a January detox. The heavy side on the other hand will make you want to pick up an air guitar and thrash it until your arms are so sore you can't play another note. One thing that is for sure though is that this is great progressive rock music and although they've still got a bit to go before they can reach the accolades of current progressive rock heavyweights Porcupine Tree and The Mars Volta; if they keep up this kind of standard, it won't be long till they are joining them.
The soft side of the album, in my opinion displays their best work to date with the 2 stand out tracks of the album; `Music for a Nurse' and `Ornament/Last Wrongs'. Now you may not realise this but `Music for a Nurse' was used as part of the Orange mobile network provider's advertising campaign on TV. Although it is a good taster of the track, it really does not give this 8 minute plus epic its true glory it so rightfully deserves. There is something about this song. The musical backdrop is one in which many post rock acts would aspire to make.Read more ›
I always have a hard time classifying Oceansize's sound, but I would lean somewhere in the vicinity of melodic prog metal? I think the composition of the album is great (as I consider whole-album composition largely a lost art), and I feel like it flows well between strong driven distortion laden tracks, and ethereal melodic pieces. All in all, a wholly worthwhile investment in music.
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Excellent band that should deserve more credit than the crappy, dull stuff that are still around. Thank God, these guys are still on the underground side, and I am glad to have... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ivan Howe The Great
With Oceansize deciding to call it a day in February 2011 we are now left with their legacy of just 4 CD releases (plus a live box set and a batch of EPs and singles). Read morePublished on March 6, 2011 by Geoff O'Donoghue
I have been a devotee of prog-rock since its inception, way back in the late 60's. I have worn out multiple copies (and formats) of Yessongs, for one. Read morePublished on June 15, 2009 by Daniel A. Carr
Ok, I'll keep it simple. Oceansize is an amazing band and I find it thoroughly surprising that they don't have a bigger, more global fanbase. I found out about them through last. Read morePublished on October 12, 2008 by J. Pinter
I was introduced to this album by the movie "The Invisible". The movie opened with an absolutely beautiful song and I immediately wanted the soundtrack. Read morePublished on January 23, 2008 by Benjamin A. Wells
This cd purchase was my greatest disappointment of 2007. I bought it based on what I heard from the Amazon Music Sampler, but upon receipt found the production to be so poor I just... Read morePublished on December 28, 2007 by K. Christie
Looking for more prog rock. Really can't find anyone to parallel Porc Tree or Dream Theater. Took ages to arrivePublished on November 5, 2007 by Mr. A. Maclean
This album has a real variety of styles, ideas and tracks.
* Pluses - "Homage to a Shame" which could almost have been on the previous album but has more internal... Read more
This is a hard sound to describe; it is a very full sound with 3 guitars and a bass creating unusual textures and moods. The drumming is very good too. Read morePublished on July 15, 2007 by Stephen Altherr