Oceans Ate Alaska
Into The Deep


3.0
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Review

by TBliss2 USER (24 Reviews)
June 19th, 2012 | 10 replies | 5,666 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Appealing enough to retain the listeners attention throughout, ‘Into The Deep’ suffers from only one major flaw.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

Birmingham’s Oceans Ate Alaska do a lot of things right with their debut release, ‘Into The Deep’. Some fantastic instrumental performances sees a refreshingly progressive edge flirt with their rather aggressive take on post-hardcore. Yet, there remains here some unfortunate melodic pitfalls which mean that the EP cannot be labelled as anything other than largely hit and miss.

Indeed, the problems here are starkly apparent throughout opening track, ‘I, The Creator’. With some furious start/stop riffing and pummelling breakdowns, the song gains momentum with impressive ease, until some unforgivably weak clean vocals prove to utterly derail proceedings. This is a pattern that really does tend to plague the release. ‘To Catch A Flame’, with its winding lead work and savage guttural roars, is dragged down by a tepid chorus, as is an otherwise solid ‘Hunting Season’ (which features a rather staggering drum delivery towards the end).

As already mentioned, it’s the band’s instrumental talents that prove to be their saving grace. The guitars bite and soar in equal measure, with the dexterous ‘X-Ray Eyes’ being particularly impressive, leaping from barbarous chugging, swirling lead passages and shimmering chord stabs. The percussion is similarly rousing, with a violent performance easily keeping pace.

Oceans Ate Alaska have laid down some promising groundwork. Appealing enough to retain the listeners attention throughout, ‘Into The Deep’ suffers from only one major flaw, which regrettably is repeated far too frequently to really disregard. The potential here though is undeniable.



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MichaelSnoxall
June 19th 2012



12163 Comments


The band and song names seem to be pretty terrible too.

TBliss2
June 19th 2012



504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Touche'.

wacknizzle
June 19th 2012



12863 Comments


I love bands that write ep's that are so damn good they totally need a 45 second intro of noise to prepare you before shit winds come to rip your dick off!

Digging: Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers

Wombat988
June 19th 2012



388 Comments


My friends friend knows the singer of the band and constantly tells me how great they are. I thibk they're a huge steaming pile of wank

TBliss2
June 19th 2012



504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Ican definately see why people would think that. Also ghost neg = annoying.

lolcatzwolfay
June 25th 2012



96 Comments


The hell's A Call To Arms? That's not a track on here…..

TomorrowIsTuesday
February 19th 2013



520 Comments


yeh these guys need to replace their vocalist

Tywuhh
April 22nd 2013



57 Comments


I, The Creator is the only song I like by these guys. The EP overall sounds way over-produced, cut and pasted, and the drums sound electronic, plus I cant hear the bass. But hey, whatever floats their boat.

AtomicShane
May 2nd 2013



1764 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X9EVa8C0vs

^ slays

BrushedRed
August 21st 2013



979 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Really dug "Clocks" and "Taming Lions" a lot. This one isn't quite as good IMO but its still quite impressive



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