With this information in hand, judging this disc by the first song, you have a relative guesstimation on what you're going to experience throughout the rest of the disc; slow, continuous rock music with an ominous feel to it. Then "Catalyst" bursts through with sludgy, almost Black Sabbath-esque riffs to kick you out of a dream. A great debut and I like the next one even better. I have no idea why no one has ever heard of them in my area. Some heaviness 4 minutes in with some great guitar.
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Overall, a great album with some real oceanszie moments. I came across Oceansize the other week after listening to a month of non-stop porcupine tree for the first time. Oceansize Effloresce U. There's certainly some resemblance detectable. Shoegaze is not technically known for the singing aspect of it, nor is post-rock or post-metal or post-hardcore or whatever the hell you call it. Massive Bereavement is the best song on the album, easily.
MB gets into some stonkingly Soundgarden territory and as such is a real joy to listen to. They have transformed modern music into an entirely n I can't praise this music enough.
Unravel features some piano though, but overall there's no use of keys in the music presented on this disc.
I never heard anything like it before and absolutely loved their music since the first time I heard it. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the heavier, less friendly side of prog.
This edition is a digipack, which comes with amazing artwork! One Day all this could be Yours is a song where I get the feeling we are dealing with a heavy sort of Coldplay, especially at the start. This is what I call a true masterpiece of modern prog, it mixes an enormous variety of styles related to the progressive music sound, the most notable is the space rock sound, very much alike Porcupine Tree, very influenced by Pink Floyd, also moments of straight heavy prog and prog metal, featur Then, the band dishes out three minute mini-epics: Other sites in the MAC network: Seeing this in the flesh, so to speak, is one thing but for this imagery to be expelled from a five inch plastic disc through wires and air is a much more unnerving and compelling experience.
I'm sure some people will say that's mathematically the same thing but music is no math for me, this album suffers under the bulk of material and would have greatly benefited from careful editing.
This should be considered a masterpiece.
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There's some filler, whether it be in the middle of songs or entire songs Rinsed, Unravelbut it doesn't detract fro mthe album too badly. They're nice enough to ease you out of their grasp, though.
There are a couple decent songs, but it is not mellow at all. Catalyst is just beyond me: The first long number sounds more as PT than PT themselves. For all those reasons I would really want to love them with all my heart, but regardless how overwhelmed I was in the beginning, this debut suffers from a typical child disease called too many ideas.
Not all songs are as heavy as the "Catalyst" song, but most songs progress within its running time. Oceansize's debut is an impressive album, mixing an equal part of post-rock, emo, indie and modern progressive rock that lovers of Porcupine Tree, Anathema or Radiohead should lend their ear too.
Here, the listener is greeted almost by a post-metal drone followed by a funky, almost grunge-like beat sustained throughout the song. This is a long way removed from the sort of music we called 'progressive' in the s. With this information in hand, judging this disc by the first song, you have a relative guesstimation on what you're going to experience throughout the rest of the disc; slow, continuous rock music with an ominous feel to it.
As a small note, if you are interested in this album, try to find efflorescr special edition.
After a song that powerful, it's time for another interlude. To watch a man lovingly caress the neck and feel his fingers flicking over familiar frets, and then to stroke the strings as if he were a swan gathering her cygnets, just to hammer away at their skulls like the unknown predator just seconds later.
Weird thing is that the drums seem to be living a life of their own.