Oh Sees
Floating Coffin


5.0
classic

Review

by ajc1956 USER (8 Reviews)
September 15th, 2013 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If you've read my previous reviews, you know that diversity means a lot to me. What does this have to do with Thee Oh Sees, and their newest album "Floating Coffin"? Welp, just about everything really.


Thee Oh Sees seemed to form the same way my band did: John Dwyer was a musician who had some very experimental stuff written, so he formed his own band as a outlet for these said demos. The band went from an outlet to a full time project for Dwyer, spawning 12 full lengths, and 9 EPs in since 2004, an amazing feat if I may add.

Their newest effort "Floating Coffin " is my favorite, and that's probably because it's the only one I've heard from them. However, I have a feeling that nothing by them will compare to "Floating Coffin" because it has everything I like in an album.

The album is very much so a chill, relaxed feel good ride with a couple of bumps and downers. The album kicks off with the most feel good track I've heard in a while, "I Came From the Mountains". The band really couldn't have chosen a better opening, as it gives you a very good idea of what's to come, so you think. But then, "Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster" comes in a slaps all expectation for another feel good song, and instead gives you a very droney, sludgy melody that gives you a sense of erieness that gives you goosebumps. The vocals in this song match the feeling, as the vocals make you feel very soothed, yet still on edge all at the same time, and I can't honestly recall any other song that has done so to me.

Two songs in, and you already know that it's going to be diverse, something that I really love in a album. Diversity is key to me; every song on this album could be perceived as a different band. In fact, when I showed this album to a friend of mine, he asked "Are these the same guys"" after every song. I don't blame him, honestly. You've got some droney songs such as "Toe Cutter - Thumb Buster" and "Nightcrawler", and you've got some fast ones such as the title track "Floating Coffin", and even some slower songs shone through "Minotaur".

Not to mention, the musicianship on this album is just incredible. The riffs can be in your face and fast such as in "Floating Coffin", where the bass line is incredibly repetitive yet effective, the riffs can be very soft and melodic such as in "Minotaur" and "Maze Fancier". The bassist was not afraid to be repetitive and very loud about it, which normally would be bad, but for some odd reason it all works very well in the end for the album's good.

I could listen to this album all the way through for weeks and not get bored of it, and, I already have.

Pros:
Not a single bad song
Diversity
Great musicianship
Flows very well

Cons:
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At the end of my reviews, I like to suggest wether or not you should check out the rest of the band's work. And I can say yes, although I've never heard any of it. I can safely say I am confident I will love it too.

5/5, a classic, GG, would play again, goodnight



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laughingman22
September 15th 2013


2806 Comments


I love the cover to this album

RobbaqPL
September 15th 2013


187 Comments


'Their newest effort "Floating Coffin " is my favorite, and that's probably because it's the only one I've heard from them.'
Between this, the welps, and the ??????s: this review blows.

StallionMang
September 15th 2013


8912 Comments


Their album covers are pretty damn frightening.

alachlahol
September 15th 2013


7593 Comments


amazuing review. staff,, take notes

ajc1956
September 15th 2013


19 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Thanks to those who like the review. I'm still learning, and if you've read any of my other reviews, you would know that I am now 14, so I am very much still learning. Feel free to leave constructive criticism. Thanks!



-Alex

Anthracks
September 15th 2013


6267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

such a fun album



i like to dance to it

Funeralopolis
September 16th 2013


14221 Comments


some constructive criticism: I feel like this review doesn't actually critique the album much at all. You have some descriptions of the sound but they in no way justify the rating so it comes off more as an album overview than a review.

I could express many of these points here for hundreds of albums but that wouldn't justify rating them a 5 or not.

Digging: Deamon - Descend Dethrone

alachlahol
September 16th 2013


7593 Comments


he is 14 years old

Spec
September 16th 2013


35631 Comments


My cousin showed these guys to me a long time ago. I think I liked them.

alachlahol
September 16th 2013


7593 Comments


vox get to grindin my gears at times but theyre pretty good at keepin things fresh with guitars man!

Underflow
October 19th 2013


4861 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album. The opening track had me hooked.

AcidCaravan
December 26th 2013


438 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Amazing band and great album, even if they've made better ones, the wonderful "The Master's Bedroom..." and "Help" tops 'em all.

Anthracks
May 7th 2015


6267 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Mutilator is much better than Drop.

londoncalling457
December 11th 2015


2711 Comments


album rips



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