Monday, March 26, 2007

... And Oceans

Quite the oddity, this Finnish group with the strange band name and quirky member pseudonyms that seem to change with almost every album. The band debuted in 1998 with The Dynamic Gallery Of Thoughts, a symphonic black metal album frequently and favorably compared to Dimmu Borgir circa Stormblast, though even early on there are signs that this band is trying to do something different. By 2000 the band had really started spreading its wings, releasing an album with the elaborate title Allotropic/Metamorphic Genesis Of Dismorphism. Why they decided to exchange one set of stage names for another is anyone's guess, but anyway the focus here is still on black metal, but with a unique twist, that being the very evident electronic/techno keyboard work. Clearly a band who writes songs with titles such as "Mechanic Hippie", "Baby Blue Doll - Merry Go Mind", or "Intelligence Is Sexy" (not the mention the titles on their latest album, each of which is a mouthful in itself) is a band working on their own terms. ... And Oceans is highly recommended not only to black metal fans but also metal fans in general looking for something just a bit different.

Since releasing Cypher in 2002 the band has kept a rather low profile, with current activities unknown. [ BNR]

MUST for every metal lover :)

... And Oceans - The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts [ 1998 ]

Download here

... And Oceans - The Symmetry of I The Circle of O [ 1999 ]

Download here Part 1 Part 2

... And Oceans - A.M.G.O.D. [ 2001 ]

Download here

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Buy it if you like it !!


Anonymous March 27, 2007 at 11:00 AM  

Unfortunatly, "...And Oceans" is basically scrapped at this point. The band members formed a new group, which continues the 'industrial metal' path they were heading towards with AO's last two albums. Which is somewhat tragic, given the fact that their first two albums were awesome.

Attila March 27, 2007 at 2:53 PM  

Thats sad.

traumgeist March 28, 2007 at 6:58 PM  

erm i think the first one (The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts) is linked wrong

Attila March 29, 2007 at 7:11 AM  

Check it out again , its working here :)

traumgeist March 29, 2007 at 4:07 PM  

big thanks to you :)

lbg July 24, 2009 at 11:22 AM  

thank you
The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts album is fantastic.

opferblut August 12, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

If you like ...and Oceans' industrial albums, you should check out Havoc Unit too. Essentially the same band, but with a much more aggressive and misanthropic attitude.

carl August 12, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

I like Havoc Unit as well, despite the pedestrian samples. Looking forward to more.
'Cypher' is their only release that leaves me cold.

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