Oceans Of Slumber - Winter



8.1 | 133 votes |
Release date: 4 March 2016
Style: Extreme progressive metal

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8 want it


01. Winter
02. Devout
03. Night In White Satin [The Moody Blues cover]
04. Lullaby
05. Laid To Rest
06. Suffer The Last Bridge
07. Good Life
08. Sunlight
09. Turpentine
10. Apologue
11. How Tall The Trees
12. ...This Road
13. Grace

Staff review by
Ivor
Rating:
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What I said in my Staff Pick about Oceans Of Slumber's Winter still stands true. I still feel like a ton of bricks has fallen on me. The love for this album is still mainly about one key element, though - the voice of Cammie Gilbert that elevates this doom-infused prog metal to a completely different level of perception for me.

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published 19.03.2016 | Comments (12)

08.03.2016
I feel like a ton of bricks has fallen on me. I don't know nor care what this band was without Cammie Gilbert but she makes this album perfect in its little imperfections. I'm floored by her voice. I'm in love with her voice. It scratches the very depths of my soul. This is an album I wasn't prepared to find... And, man, that The Moody Blues cover is just wonderful.

Listen to "Winter" or "Suffer the Last Bridge" or just go get the whole damn album. It's totally worth it.

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12.12.2015 - 19:11
psykometal
A staff guy...
Now that I've heard something from this album, Winter, I'm completely ecstatic for this release!
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31.01.2016 - 17:55
Rating: 8
Doge of Venice
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31.01.2016 - 22:25
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Doge of Venice on 31.01.2016 at 17:55

New song: [youtube]uj2lpQxGKhU[youtube]

I removed the / in the final youtube ubb bracket to help show you how to properly use the tag.
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31.01.2016 - 22:33
psykometal
A staff guy...
And Idk how to feel about this new song. I really, REALLY loved Aetherial, and this newer song has definitely driven it home that they obviously intend on going in a completely different direction from Aetherial, which greatly saddens me.
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01.02.2016 - 00:33
Rating: 8
Doge of Venice
Written by psykometal on 31.01.2016 at 22:25

Written by Doge of Venice on 31.01.2016 at 17:55

New song: [youtube]uj2lpQxGKhU[youtube]

I removed the / in the final youtube ubb bracket to help show you how to properly use the tag.


My bad. So I don't need the rest of the URL? Cool.


And I agree on the song. I really enjoyed Winter, but this doesn't get to me as much.
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01.02.2016 - 04:17
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Doge of Venice on 01.02.2016 at 00:33

My bad. So I don't need the rest of the URL? Cool.
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Nope. Just the part behind the = in the url.
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And I agree on the song. I really enjoyed Winter, but this doesn't get to me as much.

I enjoyed "Winter", but I was really hoping that was going to be, like, a soft point in the album. But it's really starting to seem like the whole album is going to be a lot more mellow, and focused on being really melodic.
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08.03.2016 - 21:08
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
It's funny how Chioreanu's artwork gives me incentive to listen to shit I wouldn't ordinarily listen to
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Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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08.03.2016 - 21:17
Rating: 7
Nimlot
A. Reader
Written by Apothecary on 08.03.2016 at 21:08

It's funny how Chioreanu's artwork gives me incentive to listen to shit I wouldn't ordinarily listen to

Hah! You and me both. Ivor's recommendation helps as well.
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09.03.2016 - 03:31
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Apothecary on 08.03.2016 at 21:08

It's funny how Chioreanu's artwork gives me incentive to listen to shit I wouldn't ordinarily listen to

This is definitely not something I would ever think to recommend to you. Lol

It feels oddly gratifying (despite me not actually knowing any of the members or having any involvement in the album) to see an upcoming band from my hometown to be discovered and Staff picked by somebody on the other side of the world.

@Ivor, before Cammie Gilbert they definitely were not in your scope of interest at all, Ronnie Gates was primarily an extreme vocalist (screams and growls).
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09.03.2016 - 03:41
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by psykometal on 09.03.2016 at 03:31

This is definitely not something I would ever think to recommend to you. Lol

I'll give it a peek tomorrow just out of curiosity, I'll admit that I'm not too big a fan of prog metal in its pure form, but extreme prog is something I'm more likely to enjoy. That's the weird thing with me, I guess, I'm usually not all that into it when it's just standing by itself, but enjoy it much more so when it's fused with other styles (BM, death, doom, whatever).

I wouldn't put money on it, but is this anything at all like Dreadnought? (the debut, not their most recent)
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09.03.2016 - 04:10
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Apothecary on 09.03.2016 at 03:41

I'll give it a peek tomorrow just out of curiosity, I'll admit that I'm not too big a fan of prog metal in its pure form, but extreme prog is something I'm more likely to enjoy. That's the weird thing with me, I guess, I'm usually not all that into it when it's just standing by itself, but enjoy it much more so when it's fused with other styles (BM, death, doom, whatever).

I wouldn't put money on it, but is this anything at all like Dreadnought? (the debut, not their most recent)

Ok. The current genre tag might be a little misleading regarding Winter, and should probably be fixed, but I've been waiting til I got the album and was able to hear the whole thing to know for sure if it needs fixing.

Their debut album, Aetherial is Extreme Prog, but this album is not. You might like Aetherial, but I'm still inclined to think that one may be a little too straightforward for your tastes, but please do check it out anyway - https://oceansofslumber.bandcamp.com/album/aetherial

And from what I can tell (I've only heard, like, 4 or 5 songs from the album), no, Winter is not anything like Dreadnought's debut. It's a mix of prog, doom and goth, with some occasional more aggressive moments, like how they were on their debut. There's also occasionally some backing growling/screaming from the guitarists and/or bassist, but Cammie sings through most of it.
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09.03.2016 - 04:56
Apothecary
PsyCHEdelic
Written by psykometal on 09.03.2016 at 04:10

Their debut album, Aetherial is Extreme Prog, but this album is not. You might like Aetherial, but I'm still inclined to think that one may be a little too straightforward for your tastes, but please do check it out anyway - https://oceansofslumber.bandcamp.com/album/aetherial

And from what I can tell (I've only heard, like, 4 or 5 songs from the album), no, Winter is not anything like Dreadnought's debut. It's a mix of prog, doom and goth, with some occasional more aggressive moments, like how they were on their debut. There's also occasionally some backing growling/screaming from the guitarists and/or bassist, but Cammie sings through most of it.

Well it definitely sounds like I should scope Aetherial then, and maybe this new one as well because I really am a huge fan of progressive doom combos... it's a very underdeveloped style that can be pretty hit or miss, but is really cool if pulled off right. Thanks for the little overview
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Go tell that long tongue liar
Go and tell that midnight rider
Tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter
You tell em that God's gonna cut em down
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09.03.2016 - 08:09
Rating: 5
MrEdu3
I don't like, but the first album is very cool.
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16.03.2016 - 10:32
Rating: 9
PocketMetal
Written by Apothecary on 09.03.2016 at 04:56

Well it definitely sounds like I should scope Aetherial then, and maybe this new one as well because I really am a huge fan of progressive doom combos... it's a very underdeveloped style that can be pretty hit or miss, but is really cool if pulled off right. Thanks for the little overview


I bet 20 bucks you'll like this new album more than the debut. It's just much more musically mature and it sounds amazing to my ears. The debut was good but you know, just another extreme prog album. This is more, much more.
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21.03.2016 - 23:11
Rating: 10
daemonic7
Written by PocketMetal on 16.03.2016 at 10:32

Written by Apothecary on 09.03.2016 at 04:56

Well it definitely sounds like I should scope Aetherial then, and maybe this new one as well because I really am a huge fan of progressive doom combos... it's a very underdeveloped style that can be pretty hit or miss, but is really cool if pulled off right. Thanks for the little overview


I bet 20 bucks you'll like this new album more than the debut. It's just much more musically mature and it sounds amazing to my ears. The debut was good but you know, just another extreme prog album. This is more, much more.


I perfectly agree! For sure it will be one best albums from 2016!
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27.03.2016 - 11:39
Joe Zombie
That Moody Blues cover is incredible. Great voice.
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22.04.2016 - 15:38
Rating: 8
musclassia
I rather like this, really good vocals (or at least the female ones, the extreme vox are passable) and I really like the atmosphere they've made for the most part. I'm not sure it really needs the extreme moments such as Apologue -it's an okay song but sounds rather out of place and I'm not sure it adds all that much necessarily to the album. On the whole though it's a big improvement on what I can remember thinking about the previous album, which is admittedly hardly anything
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22.04.2016 - 15:41
Ivor
Staff
Written by musclassia on 22.04.2016 at 15:38

On the whole though it's a big improvement on what I can remember thinking about the previous album, which is admittedly hardly anything

I assume you mean the album and not the Blue EP.

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No friends for playing games
No foes who scorn my name
Computerized machines of steel and rust
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No friends in my house on Mars
No foes in my house on Mars
I was born in my house on Mars
I will die in my house on Mars
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22.04.2016 - 16:22
Rating: 8
musclassia
Written by Ivor on 22.04.2016 at 15:41

Written by musclassia on 22.04.2016 at 15:38

On the whole though it's a big improvement on what I can remember thinking about the previous album, which is admittedly hardly anything

I assume you mean the album and not the Blue EP.

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Yes, I meant Aetherial
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04.03.2018 - 22:34
Rating: 7
Tuonelan
I wish I could love this album, but every time I listen to it I keep thinking that Dobber Beverly really needs to spend less time playing in his basement and more listening to metal drummers with both chops and taste (Dailor, Reinert, Lopez, etc.). Let the song breathe, man, and learn to listen to your bandmates a bit. It's okay to let them have some space of their own.
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12.06.2020 - 18:32
Rating: 8
Seba Raven Rock
Fantastic album and band!....
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