Oceans of Slumber is a progressive metal band formed in Houston, Texas. They are releasing “Winter” a full length album on 4th of March through Century Media records.
“Winter” is an epic album with atmospheric melodies and clean vocals of Cammie collaborated with aggressive vocals. The bands songwriting skills are phenomenal.
The title song “Winter” clearly explains what this album is all about. The song is sombre, aggressive and takes the listener through a journey. It’s a song that you got to sit back comfortably and listen and it will take you through a journey a most memorable one.
The second track of the album “Devout” again takes you to another amazing level in this journey, it’s heavy, and the musical shifting styles are just amazing, great lyrics and fantastic musical progression.
The next track “Nights in White Satin” is a cover of Moody Blues. There is not anyone who would not love this amazing song. Oceans of Slumber nailed this song perfectly, no one can better this one, Progressive metal has been taken to a new level.
Talking about the next tracks “Lullaby” and “Laid to Rest” one can purely enjoy the blues style vocals of Cammie Gilbert and the gentle guitars of Anthony Contreras will make you float on the ocean with their magnificent musical progression.
And the other tracks are not the least; they are truly amazing in ways of lyrics, Vocal parts and amazing guitar solos and Progression. And they end with the most amazing “Grace” Like I Said earlier “Winter” is a journey into the world of Progressive metal.
Overall speaking of the album, this is not a perfect one, but it is beyond Perfection. One can truly understand what I’m saying after you listen to this when it hit the market on 4th of March. Oceans of Slumber is a phenomenal band, when we start thinking that music is dying these days, these guys just brought metal back into life. Their originality and bringing in the perfect harmonies both dark and symphonic with growls and clean vocals makes this album a perfect one.
Track Listing :
3. Nights In White Satin
5. Laid To Rest
6. Suffer The Last Bridge
7. Good Life
11. How Tall the Trees
12. This Road
Cammie Gilbert on Vocals
Anthony Contreras Guitar & Vocals
Sean Gary Guitars and Vocals
Keegan Kelly Bass and Vocals
Uaeb Yelsaeb Synthesizers
Dobber Beverly Drums and Keyboards
Release date: 04-03-2016
Reviewer: Keith Clement