Album Review: Oceans of Slumber — “Oceans of Slumber”

Please welcome guest reviewer Didrik Mešiček, who was brought to us by our very own Hera, as he pens his thoughts on this release.

From the American south comes a romantic darkness in the form of Oceans Of Slumber, a thoroughly unique band blending death/doom with progressive metal. The sextet will be releasing their fourth full-length album Oceans of Slumber this week and I’ve been enamored by it ever since receiving it.

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Initial Descent: August 30 – September 5, 2020

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Not sure how much worse 2020 can get but, tomorrow is coming. So, there’s that. New metal this week kicks off with the bearded savages known as Allfather who have an EP up for grabs with two killer new tracks and some killer live cuts from their past—-this freaking rips so get on it. Cult of Lilith chart some untread progressive death metal waters on their excellent full length debut, supergroup Cobra Spell offer up a blazing EP of sleazy, shredding (think Sunset Strip in the 80s) heavy metal, and progressive metallers Oceans of Slumber return with their fourth full length. Dive in, grab some metal, and buckle up for who knows what the hell is coming next.

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CANTO: Fight The Fight, Oceans Of Slumber, Fates Warning, and More

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I’m ready for a beer or seven.

  • Fight The Fight dropped another new track from their upcoming sophomore release, Deliverance, which is out September 18th through Blacklight Media Records (North America). This one is called “Ritual” and you can stream it here.
  • Fates Warning have revealed details behind their next album. Long Day Good Night will be out on November 6th through Metal Blade Records. You can pre-order that one right here. There’s a new track in there as well!
  • Those SepulQuatra Sessions are always fun, so let’s make sure we catch tomorrow’s edition, which features Alex Skolnick of Testament. There will be a live Q&A as well as a performance of “Vandals Nest”.
  • Oceans Of Slumber have released the fourth single from their upcoming self-titled new album, which drops on September 4th through Century Media. Check out “To the Sea (A Tolling of the Bells)” immediately below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Infera Bruo, Oceans of Slumber, Korpiklaani, and More

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I’m very much ready for a beer. Or that vodka pictured above.

  • Since I’m only moments away from grabbing my first Friday beverage, it makes sense to start with Korpiklaani, who have launched their own vodka – spruce flavored! They also have a live stream event coming in late August.
  • Stockholm’s Lik have revealed details behind their third full-length album. Misanthropic Breed will be out on September 25th through Metal Blade Records, and you can hear the first single, “Decay”, right now.
  • Infera Bruo dropped some album news today as well. Rites of the Nameless is lined up for an October 16th release through Prosthetic Records, and, as always, this type of announcement always comes with new music. Here is “Mining Shadows For Unlight.”
  • Oceans Of Slumber shared their new video today for “The Colors of Grace”, a track taken from the upcoming self-titled release. That album drops on September 4th through Century Media Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

CANTO: Arrival Of Autumn, Oceans Of Slumber, Power Trip, and More

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“Forced evolution to incite revolution, rewrite the rules to play the game.”

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb