Ocean is Theory
Into The Mouths of Lions EP


4.0
excellent

Review

by silentstar USER (10 Reviews)
December 4th, 2010 | 7 replies | 4,248 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: This band might just define excellency....

2 of 2 thought this review was well written

Ocean Is Theory is one of those few unheard bands, those unheard bands that you consider yourself lucky that you found out about them. I remember clicking links here, and there on Youtube, and I somehow stumbled on the song More Than Conquerors. At first, all I heard were the drums pounding, a good start in my opinion. Afterwards, the vocals came in, and all I could do was just there sit and listen in amazement. The song sounded so good, everything blended in perfectly, and the chorus had that exact hook, that would make anyone sing along.

Now to the review, Into The Mouths of Lions starts out with Plant Your Fields, very interesting track indeed, the guitar, and vocals stand out, and the chorus is just plain catchy. This track flows right into By No Means, which follows the suite of the previous song. Catchy chorus, defining vocals, excellent beat. Ah, now to my favorite track, More Than Conquerors, as I've previously said, begins with an drum intro, and the when the vocals come in, you definitely hear the emotion behind his voice. This is the track where the drummer stands out, holding the song together, and the chorus is just beautiful, albeit a bit simple, "We are more than conquerors, we are more than conquerors, by your grace" Oh Broken Son then takes lead, and probably has the best lyrics on this album, "If this is all we are searching for, are we lost?" The song takes an interesting turn, towards the end, where there's a great buildup. A City of Water is the last track of the EP, and well placed indeed, for it is what I would call epic. We are welcomed by a long intro, and when the vocals come in, you know you're in for a treat. The vocals soar as we near towards the end, and the music matches the vocals, in all ways. When the EP ends, you feel a kind of sadness, wishing this experience lasted longer.

OIT is band that is difficult to place in any genre, the music sounds like what you would expect from a Post-Hardcore band, minus the screams, and emo lyrics. Now that we are on the topic of lyrics, they might not be to the pleasing of many, since they are what I would call religious lyrics. But if we could ignore those, and enjoy the band for who they are, we'll be in for a treat of a kind. My only complaint would be that there aren't any clear definition between the tracks, and instead of sounding as five different tracks, it just sounds like one really long song.

Recommended:

More Than Conquerors
A City of Water



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silentstar
December 4th 2010



2229 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is my first review, so I would really appreciate any kind of constructive criticism. Thanks.

Scottysreviews
December 5th 2010



15 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Good Review overall, kept it nice and short which is good for an EP. Two suggestions though. One, watch the run on sentences. Two, if you ever do a full length album for review, split up the review a bit if you go into every single song on the record. Makes it easier to read and much more appealing to read.

Glad to see somebody else noticed these guys. They are insanely talented and I am so excited to hear there LP on Razor and Tie.

henryChinaski
December 5th 2010



2681 Comments


nice review. totally agree with you on the last track. it's a great ending for this EP. can't wait for their full length.

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silentstar
December 5th 2010



2229 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks for the suggestions, and yep, new album coming out in 2011, definitely hyped.

FilthyBorgir
December 23rd 2010



1334 Comments


It's a pretty good review for your first review but I did see some grammar issues. That's about it really.

BrushedRed
February 26th 2012



908 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Frikkin LOVE this EP. Every single second of it. I feel like you, I stumbled upon them a few years ago on iTunes. I feel special finding them

TheCollectiveFacade
May 5th 2013



650 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

underrated album and band

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