The strongest contender for “Album of the Year” so far, and a beautiful sequel to the 2015 Album ‘Ascendants‘, Windy City Deathcore Titans OCEANO return with their most intensive and most narrative driven installment, dubbed ‘Revelation’.
“All of the songs are the recollections of a separate being as he travels through a portal of alternate timelines,” explains Adam Warren (Vocals). “Each track is another revelation that he’s viewed. ‘The Ascendants’ have been watching society grow and lightly influencing it but allowing humans free will for the most part. In turn, what they’ve seen is humanity basically deplete the planet to a near state of destruction. In these vignettes, they are deciding whether or not it’s worth their intervention and subsequent salvation. The traveler carries this message.”
After the success of the two singles, “The Great Tribulation” and “Human Harvest”, it looks like OCEANO are ready to bring about the end of days with the most progressive and crushing Deathcore release to date. And in light of the very dull and un-intelligent comment from Eddie Hermida that “Deathcore is Dead” (Boo-hoo get fucked), he can suck on this.
Since the iconic “District of Misery” single that sealed OCEANO as one of the top three greatest Deathcore bands, the collective has been pushing boundaries, utilizing low tuning’s, atmospheric soundscapes and electric, technical riffs that evoke pure aggression and malice. It is something to be weary and excited about. And with May 19th soon dawning upon us, Sumerian Records latest signing is looking magnificent as it longs to bludgeon us with ten profound tracks that explain how humanity has pushed itself to a point of no return.
Currently on tour in the United States with label brother’s “Slaughter To Prevail“, supporting the new release, OCEANO are defining the course for future Deathcore releases, ensuring they leave an imprint so deep, it will solidify them within history for many years to come. Tracks such as “Majestic 12“, “Revelation” and “Dark Prophecy” pulverize the audience. Enveloping them with sheer blistering heat – hellish in it’s craft, bent on creating an eerie, malevolent sensation that seizes your body. A harsh, convulsive feeling that drives any listener to succumb to nothingness. The jaws swallow you into a mesmerized state as you feel the force of each lyric, chord and drum pattern. Deathcore never died, it just waited for 2017 to sit on the throne and subjugate all with it’s desolate sound.
The message within Revelation is consistently enforced within each song with perfect precision. But it’s the fact it is wrapped in such a powerful musical vessel, which makes it so devestating. It is impossible to ignore what needs to be mentioned here. “The Event approaches”. It’s allegory is beyond profound.
So please, for your own safety and sanity, do not sleep on this record and ensure you catch OCEANO whilst you can on one of the best tours of this year. Find the poster embedded below, and find the album on iTunes, Amazon, Sumerian Records Store and man other outlets. No excuses. It’s got to be purchased.
Below you can find the remaining dates on their “Revelation Tour” and Pre-Orders can be found here:
A monolithic album, full of allegory, powerful narrative and crushing, progressive guitar work and explosive drum beats. Adam Warren and his collective return with the potential Album of the Year, keeping the Deathcore spirit alive and burning.