The kind of music that makes you question your existence, makes you wonder and ponder on your basic instincts, ultimately leading to the final conclusion, death waits us all, but everything turns around. The kind of music that every note, beat is masterfully crafted to express our deepest thoughts and fears. A true force of nature, these guys are.
Blown away by the live album. I am a pretty big studio album junkie, but this one is mixed perfectly. Pretty much all of the songs bring out the guitars more, and even the bass sounds clearer. There are some light differences in vocals, but Loic still killed it. I AM SUPER FUCKED. I will be in my bunk.
Hands down the best when it comes to post-metal/sludge and prog. Had the chance of seeing them together with Leprous, quite literally the best experience of my life, absolutely mesmerizing. Would love to see them again and get to experience some of the songs from Phanerozoic 2 live, unfortunately Sweden wasn't on the tourlist they posted :( Fingers crossed it might change after corona though haha. Seriously though, incredible band, listen to them. Over and over again. Pelagial is probably the most incredible album ive ever heard, the entire concept, methaphorical connections to the movie stalker, the human psychology, the instrumentals getting heavier throughout the album as you reach further down into the ocean, just pure perfection.
In a year that has mostly been shite, it's nice to be able to count on The Ocean. It makes me think of the unformitarianism principle in geology: The idea that the same uniform forces that are shaping earth now have always been shaping it. Human issues appear miniscule and insignificant by comparison and it's somewhat comforting to escape into dreams about the ancient past while listening to those tectonic riffs.
I enjoy the new album, love the more progressive elements. That said, after listening to part 1 and 2 back to back, they really just feel like two different albums. I would have prefered some cohesion between the parts but that's just a nit I'm picking. I prefer the first part, but love both!
I was a little discouraged with the new album. I think that Jonas' participation made me create high expectations and so far have not been met. But the "Pleistocene" impressed me, not so much, but it did.