Being As an Ocean
Dear G-d


4.5
superb

Review

by Jay Goodall USER (2 Reviews)
October 23rd, 2012 | 118 replies


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Being As An Ocean release their debut album "Dear G-d" will it be just another melodic-hardcore album or is there something here that separates them from the bunch?

Being As An Ocean power on to the melodic-hardcore scene with their debut album “Dear G-d” which provides an experience not seen since Defeater's “Empty Days & Sleepless Nights” album.

The lyrical content and vocals are some of the hardest hitting and emotional you’ll hear on an album this year throughout any genre, the album is littered with spectacular lyrics that make it an incredible experience. The range of vocals on display on the record is nothing short of excellent; from post-hardcore style cleans right the way to monstrous lows that would find themselves at home on a deathcore album, vocalist Joel Quartuccio’s passion is evident from the track’s opening line right the way through to it’s closing one.

But it doesn't stop there. “Dear G-d” is just as fantastic instrumentally as it is vocally, it features riffs and leads that are at times reminiscent of Landscapes, and several spoken word interludes that have a real strong Balance & Composure feel to them. Being As An Ocean are not only one of the best bands to hit the melodic-hardcore scene in recent years, they’re also original.

From the first riff of "Nothing, Save the Power They're Given" to the final notes of "If They're Not Counted, Count Me Out" this album is simply incredible. It’s not often you find something so refreshing in an ever changing genre but Being As An Ocean not only create something beautiful, they’ve created something that people can relate to.

By the time the album had finished an incredible 52 minutes after it had began, I found myself sat in silence, in awe at what I’d just heard. This isn’t just another melodic-hardcore album, this is something special by a band who without doubt will go on to bigger and better things.

This is an album that not only shakes the genre of melodic-hardcore to the core, but also puts Being As An Ocean in amongst the finest that the genre has to offer.

Being As an Ocean


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Frasc5 (4)
Melodic Hardcore receives a brand new act whose first offering is nothing short of phenomenal...

taxidermist (2)
A very premature release with some good ideas thrown in, but overall bland and unoriginal....

welljesuschrist (3.5)
A strong and promising debut....


Comments:Add a Comment 
Evreaia
October 23rd 2012


4047 Comments


Damn I really want this, your review makes me want this even more.

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Hep Kat
October 23rd 2012


15356 Comments


i bet this sucks

DrGonzo1937
October 23rd 2012


6424 Comments


Hmm, never heard of these. Might have to check it out!

Cheers man.

DrGonzo1937
October 23rd 2012


6424 Comments


Just heard the single, sounds pretty good. The only downside is the guitar sounds awful! Weak as.

CaptainDooRight
October 23rd 2012


30239 Comments


might check this, Ev digs

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xandermander
October 23rd 2012


626 Comments


Bout to listen to this later today, the first few released songs make this really really promising.

KevinDC
October 23rd 2012


7 Comments


Can't wait to hear the full album, all the 4 songs i have already heard are amazing.

betlwedl
October 23rd 2012


73 Comments


My band opened for these guys back in June and they had an awesome atmosphere to their set and were all cool guys too. They only had one song released back then though; I really need to get this because if it's half as good as their set was it'll still be incredible.

Evreaia
October 23rd 2012


4047 Comments


I really like the vocalist, the music isn't "that" spectacular but it's still miles ahead of what defeater offered on their last album.

AtomicShane
October 23rd 2012


1925 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

been waiting fro this cd for a while.

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J0ckstrapsFTW
October 23rd 2012


3656 Comments


I'll have to listen to this. I like the song they had out before this cd

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taxidermist
October 23rd 2012


7212 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Being As An Ocean power on to the melodic-hardcore scene with their debut album “Dear G-d” which provides an experience not seen since Defeater's “Empty Days & Sleepless Nights” album.

Except EDASN kinda blew.

The lyrical content and vocals are some of the hardest hitting and emotional you’ll hear on an album this year throughout any genre, the album is littered with spectacular lyrics that make it an incredible experience.

Examples of said lyrics?

Being As An Ocean are not only one of the best bands to hit the melodic-hardcore scene in recent years, they’re also original.

How? Back this up a bit.



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taxidermist
October 23rd 2012


7212 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

I don't have high hopes for this either since I've listened to them before and found them pretty mediocre, but I'll have to give this a spin.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
October 23rd 2012


17224 Comments


I honestly don't get the hype surrounding this band. I mean, yeah they're super nice people and all around great dudes but it's really not my thing. I think this would sound a lot better if the production wasn't completely over the top.

taxidermist
October 23rd 2012


7212 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

It's on spotify. Cool. Time to listen.

Evreaia
October 24th 2012


4047 Comments


better than defeater for sure

sniper
October 24th 2012


19080 Comments


all the grammatically sound band names were taken or what?

taxidermist
October 24th 2012


7212 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

better than defeater for sure

I'm not balls deep into Defeater or anything, but NAH.

houseswediein
October 29th 2012


35 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

don't compare this and defeater man it will not end well for you

FearThyEvil
November 1st 2012


12680 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This sucks.



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