Oceans Of Slumber – Winter


There are times like these, when out of a sudden your chief-editor gives you an album that will make you stick next to your speakers. The first time I’ve listened to Oceans, was some months ago when I saw a YouTube video in which they cover “Solitude” of Candlemass. But don’t think ahead, they don’t play doom metal. In fact, they don’t even know what they are playing. So, for safety reasons let’s say progressive metal. They have many influences, it’s very clear when you listen to this album. For example, “Winter” starts slow and evolves into a death metal hymn like early Opeth and In Mourning. “Devout” has black metal riffing and drumming. “Suffer The Last Bridge” is a beautiful song that shows their quality. Another cover, this time “Nights In White Satin” of Moody Blues shows that they are great musicians. In general, if “Winter” was a painting it would consist of many different colors, all blended perfectly into the final result. And this is because they don’t try to show their technique, but they compose songs that stick in your head and make you want to listen to them again and again. Of course, I have to mention this girl behind the microphone. Cammie Gilbert is fantastic in her duties. She doesn’t try to sound like an opera singer, she just uses her voice to make the songs better. These Texans have the talent to become very big. I wish that they will make it, they truly deserve it.