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Release date: 22 July 2009
Style: Funeral doom metal

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01. Yet Another Raft Of The Medusa (Pollard's Weakness)
02. The Divinity Of Oceans
03. O Father Sea
04. Redemption Lost
05. Tombstone Carousal
06. Gnawing Bones (Coffin's Lot)
07. Nickerson's Theme

The Best Extreme Doom Metal Album Of 2009

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Line-up
Daniel Droste - guitars, voices, synths
Christian Hector - guitars
Cornelius "Dementum" Althammer - drums
Stephan "Norz" Wandernoth - bass


Additional info
Recorded and produced by Althammer.
Drums recorded by Jan Dehling.
Mixed and mastered by Markus Stock at Klangschmiede Studio E.
Cover painting: "Le Radeau de la Meduse" by T. Gericault (1791-1824).
Back painting: "Saturn verschlingt eines seiner Kinder" by Rubens (1577-1640).
Layout and artwork by Hector.
Proofreading and translations by Carl Begai.
Band pictures by Severin Schweiger.

Staff review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
9.0
Way back in 2006 Ahab released The Call Of The Wretched Sea, a crushing funeral doom album based on Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick". The album went on to win the Metal Storm Award in the Extreme Doom Metal category.

So how would 2009's follow up, The Divinity Of Oceans stack up?

For starters, the nautical theme continues with this album. The Divinity Of Oceans is based on "The Loss Of The Ship Essex, Sunk By A Whale" by Owen Chase and Thomas Nickerson. The book is about the horrors suffered by the crew of the Essex after the ship was sunk by a whale… some 20 sailors spent 90 days floating around the South Pacific, thousands of miles from home and hundreds of miles from land in small wooden boats. The book was also the inspiration for the climactic scene of "Moby Dick".

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published 25.08.2009 | Comments (31)

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Zender 1.8 - 31.05.2011 at 02:38  
Rating: 10 The Greatest Funeral Doom Metal band alive!!
Frost Beast - 12.10.2011 at 15:56  
  Great stuff, slow and atmospheric. I liked the soft parts as much as the heavy ones, and I enjoyed the growls which sounded very organic.
ChaoSun - 20.07.2012 at 17:32  
  That"s the Doom forever
NocturnalStalker - 02.02.2014 at 17:35  
Rating: 9 This record is as brilliant as its predecessor. Getting caught between the haunting atmosphere and the crushing riffs is akin to being caught between Scylla and Charybdis. And just as deadly.

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