Review Summary: This band might just define excellency....
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.
More Than Conquerors
A City of Water