The Ocean are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being progressive, ambient doom/sludge metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Pelegial" which was released by Metal Blade Records.
Drums range from slow to mid paced playing with only a small amount of fast drumming and blast beats being present on this recording, while the synths bring a very progressive, atmospheric and atmospheric sound to the recording, as for the bass playing it has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine progressive and post rock with ambient, sludge and doom metal together to create a sound of their with a great amount of dark sounding melodies being thrown into the riffing, while the lead guitars are very atmospheric sounding post rock/metal guitar solos and leads, as for the acoustic guitars when t hey are utilized they use finger picking and full chords to add more progressive sounding elements to the recording.
Vocals range from clean singing to some aggressive sounding growls, while the lyrics cover a concept revolving around the ocean and the whole five pelagic depth zones, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, dark, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with the album coming into 2 different parts instrumental and vocal albums along with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Ocean and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mesopalagic: The Uncanny" "Bathyalpelagic II: The Wish In Dreams" "Hadopelagic I: Omen Of The Deep" and "Demersal: Cognitive Dissonance". RECOMMENDED BUY.