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The Ocean’s Phanerozoic I Hits #12 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums + More

Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic Out Now via Metal Blade Records

“…tastefully and ceaselessly juxtaposes guttural and transcendental treatments with masterful cohesion, yielding a simultaneously breathtaking and brutal journey every fan of the genre should take.” (8/10) – Metal Injection

“…hefty discordant post-metal riffs and chaotic percussion, interspersed with a touch of synth to accentuate the dynamic range.” – Revolver

“Will 2018 be the year of The Ocean? I predict it will be…it’s fucking great.” – MetalSucks

“…an achievement of lush and fascinating soundscapes..Palaeozoic is a highly artistic work that reveals increasing layers of depth with each successive listen” – Invisible Oranges

“…serves to give starving drone-sludge academics their fix…flowered with restful keys, echoing guitar patters, horns and cello.” (8.5/10) – Blabbermouth

Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic aerates prog metal with a Cimmerian shade.” (7/10) – Decibel

“The Ocean have become a post-metal cornerstone, not only for their solid output but for the success of their label, Pelagic Records.” – Metal Hammer

“…firmly planted within the king of sludgy post-metal The Ocean have always excelled at, but goes in all kinds of unexpected directions” – BrooklynVegan

“The release towers over the listener like a massive monolith of musical prowess, proving that no amount of time seems poised to full the edge of this post-metal masterpiece of a band.” (5/5) – New Noise Magazine

“The Ocean have fully realized and embraced their sound…the most complete and enjoyable experience one can have of this band” (7/10) – Exclaim!

Phanerozoic [I: Palaeozoic] further proves that The Ocean are pretty much unparalleled in what they do” – Heavy Blog is Heavy


The Ocean Collective’s four-years-in-the-works return has been met with open arms and glowing reviews. The post-metal masterpiece Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic is currently sitting on the Billboard charts in the US, currently at #12 on Top New Artist Albums, #18 Current Hard Music, and more. The album has also been charting in Canada, Australia, and the band’s home country of Germany.

Ebbs and flows of proggy melodies, crushing guitars, swelling strings and powerful vocals match the heavy lyrical themes The Ocean has made its signature. Phanerozoic I is now available for purchase, along with meticulously designed merch bundles, something for which they’ve become known, via Metal Blade Records and the band’s own Pelagic Records.


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