The Ocean - Anthropocentric


8.1 | 125 votes |
Release date: 9 November 2010
Style: Post-metal, Sludge metal, Hardcore

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01. Anthropocentric
02. The Grand Inquisitor I: Karamazov Baseness
03. She Was The Universe
04. For He That Wavereth...
05. The Grand Inquisitor II: Roots & Locusts
06. The Grand Inquisitor III: A Tiny Grain Of Faith
07. Sewers Of The Soul
08. Wille Zum Untergang
09. Heaven TV
10. The Almightiness Contradiction
11. The Grand Inquisitor IV: Exclusion From Redemption [vinyl/deluxe digipak bonus]

Line-up
Luc Hess - drums
Louis Jucker - bass, vocals
Loïc Rossetti - vocals
Jonathan "Jona" Nido - guitars
Robin Staps - guitars, electronics

Studio musicians
Esther Monnat - cello
Céline Portat - viola
Estelle Beiner - violin
Dalai Theofilopoulou - cello
Mitch Hertz - guitar
Sheila Aguinaldo - vocals

Additional info
Drums, guitars and bass were recorded at Studio Mécanique (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland).
Strings were recorded at ABC Théatre (La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland).
Additional cello (Dalai Theofilopoulou's part) was recorded at Hidden Planet Studios (Berlin, Germany).
Vocals were recorded at Oceanland Studios (Spain).
All recordings were held between July 2009 and July 2010.
Mixed at Studio Mécanique.
Mastered at Chartmakers (Helsinki, Finland).
Art design by Martin Kvamme.

Track 3 contains excerpts off Lord Byron's "Darkness". Tracks 4 and 7 contain quotes of Friedrich Nietzsche. The lyrics of the album were inspired by and contain quotes from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov".

30.11.2010
The new The Ocean album is much better than the other new The Ocean album.

The album lies perfectly in line with its predecessor, with the sole difference that Anthropocentric shows aggression, heaviness, power and, well, everything else Heliocentric was lacking.

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03.10.2010 - 22:43
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Need to put my hands in this
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member of the true crusade against old school heavy metal, early 80s thrash, NWOBHM, traditional doom, first and second wave black metal, old school death metal, US power metal, 70s prog rock and atmospheric doomsludgestoner. o/
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04.11.2010 - 13:53
Rating: 9
PazuzuOvBabel
Pazuzu
From the metalsucks stream lsn ,, WOW ,, The Ocean had just delivered another masterpiece, although i was sure of that
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09.11.2010 - 10:46
Rating: 7
peirateis
Boring.
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09.11.2010 - 15:22
Rating: 7
Enemy of Reality
Far better than Heliocentric imo
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09.11.2010 - 18:49
InnerSelf
proofread free
Heliocentric was my first encounter with The Ocean and it was utterly boring that I don't feel like listening to another album by them "though being told that the previous stuff is far better"
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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26.11.2010 - 19:30
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by InnerSelf on 09.11.2010 at 18:49

Heliocentric was my first encounter with The Ocean and it was utterly boring that I don't feel like listening to another album by them "though being told that the previous stuff is far better"


You gotta give "Anthropocentric" a try brah. Much heavier than Helio...
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26.11.2010 - 21:00
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by tea[m]ster on 26.11.2010 at 19:30

Written by InnerSelf on 09.11.2010 at 18:49

Heliocentric was my first encounter with The Ocean and it was utterly boring that I don't feel like listening to another album by them "though being told that the previous stuff is far better"


You gotta give "Anthropocentric" a try brah. Much heavier than Helio...


Will do soon, I have been reading good stuff about it
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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10.08.2011 - 15:49
Rating: 8
Promonex
Cathemeral
Wille Zum Untergang + Heaven TV = awesome stuff. These two songs alone make this album a lot better than Heliocentric.
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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24.01.2012 - 17:56
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 26.11.2010 at 21:00

Written by tea[m]ster on 26.11.2010 at 19:30

Written by InnerSelf on 09.11.2010 at 18:49

Heliocentric was my first encounter with The Ocean and it was utterly boring that I don't feel like listening to another album by them "though being told that the previous stuff is far better"

You gotta give "Anthropocentric" a try brah. Much heavier than Helio...

Will do soon, I have been reading good stuff about it


Not mention the real good stuff like Aeolian or Precambrian... I quoted an old post though but still.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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10.12.2012 - 22:38
Rating: 10
Korah
Just wonderful
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Don't cry for my English
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21.01.2013 - 05:52
Rating: 9
infernaldeath87
It's truly amazing!
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13.05.2017 - 16:17
Rating: 8
musclassia
Listened to this on a whim after not giving it a go in years, wow it's really damn good! This might kickstart a revival in my interests in The Ocean. The title track is an awesome song
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