MetalBite Review by Krys on 3/10/2001
Another band from Finland? Can I finally get some CDs from other parts of the world? Please. Actually Iím happy with it, so far all the bands Iíve covered are doing really fine job and their latest releases are happily spinning in my CD player. Thatís also going to be the case with ÖAnd Oceans
third opus "Allotropic/Metamorphic Genesis Of Dimorphism"
So what do we have here? Itís a combination of black metal and electro-industrial sound. I have to say that it sounds quite interesting. No dark, atmospheric keyboards, as is found in most black metal bands, but rather very melodic, happy lines that could very easily be used in alternative wave-clubs. Take "Tears Have No Name"
, give it to any DJ and I can see people going nuts on the floor. OK, maybe after a few re-mixes.
Except keyboards the rest of the music is just aggressive, brutal pounding with Killstarís shrieking vocals. Tracks like "Odious & Devious"
are blasting black metal with futuristic keyboard parts. All those elements create a very distinctive and unforgettable sound that makes this CD a unique piece out of the plethora of black metal releases. Unfortunately, the last song, "New Model World"
, is just pure fuckin disco and I have no idea what they were thinking while recording this crap. (That song just cost them a one full grade!)
As always, the excellent work in famous Abyss Studio and outstanding chop-work by Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin make this CD well worth your money.
out of 10