Earlier today, musical genius/Huntsville weirdo Shane Doyle dropped this off over at the compound. Listening to this album, I applied my consistent, if slightly illogical, method of evalutating this modern breed of metal band. The bands of this style that I hate are deathcore. The bands I like are doomy-nu-metal-grind. Oceano plays doomy-nu-metal-grind.
Many of these new bands play the (now) standard Slipknot-meets-Napalm Death, deathcore approach, but not on Depths. Oceano ignores the typical by playing a fascinating mix of Korn, Trap Them and Suffocation. Oceano does play some deathcore riffs. That's going to happen but Oceano, like Iwrestledabearonce, is not bound by the limits of the subgenre. Oceano is adding to this sound, not leeching from it like so many others do.
10 months ago