I never really cared all that much for The Ocean (or is it The Ocean Collective? I’ve heard them both used, so I’m not sure which is correct), but the samples thrown up on their brilliantly designed website make me curious and interested in what their upcoming record Heliocentric has in store.
This record seems more melodic, artsy, and epic than their previous albums which, in my opinion, were fairly boring and ran together. Hell, I don’t even remember any stand out tracks. Post-metal is an iffy genre for me. There has to be more going on than 15 minutes of solid screaming and sludgy riffs to keep me interested. Maybe I was in an off mood when I listened to The Ocean before, so maybe I should revisit the last few albums in case I’m missing something as grandiose as the samples are sounding. My apologies if that’s the case. But I’m definitely checking out Heliocentric and its sister album Anthropocentric when they drop March and October, respectively.
And reportedly, they’re anti-christian concept albums. Very interesting. I’m keeping my eyes (and ears, I guess) open.