It’s hard to put a label on The Ocean because their music contains ingredients from every rock
genre... plus ingredients from other genres as well. They are progressive, melodic, aggressive and every thing in between.
The Ocean will release 2 albums here in 2010, entitled ‘Heliocentric’ and ‘Anthropocentric’. The
concept at the base of both albums is a critique of Christianity from different philosophical and personal perspectives.
Well... while their 2009 release ‘Fluxion’ did manage to win me over after numerous listens, ‘Heliocentric’ has failed to do the same. We get 10 songs and almost 51 minutes of progressive rock and progressive modern metal. But I have the feeling that this CD goes on and on and on. Most of the music is way too laid back for my taste and another sad thing is that nothing really sticks. A few of the songs sounds like Neal Morse in slow motion so that's slow, right?
I’m sure that there will be takers out there for this CD and I’m sure that fans of progressive rock music will find something they like on ‘Heliocentric’ so don’t hesitate to check it out.
I just wish for more energy on their next release.