Slow (BE)
V - Oceans


5.0
classic

Review

by Hawks USER (101 Reviews)
December 1st, 2018 | 29 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Pure suffocation. All hope is lost.

Imagine being stranded at sea. No water, no food, no hope. Eventually the waves surround you as the inevitable feeling of death overcomes you. Soon you find yourself at the bottom of the abyss that is the ocean and it all goes black....

Sure, none of that sounds appealing. But if you like dark music and brooding soundscapes that put you right in the middle of that exact situation, then V - Oceans by Slow, a one man funeral doom project from Belgium, is just the album for you. This particular album has an atmosphere that is unmatched for me personally. Take one look at the album art and that is the exact sound you get while listening to this. You’re captivated by the calmness of the sea yet the inevitable sense of dread is there as you know it could suck you down without remorse at any second.

Oceans is defined by a few key characteristics. First would be the drawn out and monotonous, yet ultra powerful and absolutely perfect riffs matched with one of the best vocal performance I’ve heard on a metal album in recent years and the driving force behind the massive sound of the album as a whole. The second would be the ambient and drone bits that are just as prominent on this album as the metal is. Sure, at it’s core this is a perfect example of funeral doom, but it’s also much more than that. The keyboards and long droning sections will bring you down from the wave that just crushed you, leaving you in an almost dream like state to dwell on what just happened all before taking you under once again.

Sometimes it’s hard to put into words exactly why you love something or how something makes you feel. For me, this album gives me a feeling like no other. It makes me feel uncomfortable. It makes me feel claustrophobic. It even makes me feel like there’s no hope. And you know what, that’s exactly what it’s meant to do. If getting lost in a specific moment with a specific feeling is something you enjoy, and you also enjoy music at its darkest point, listen to Oceans. It’ll be sure to leave you cold, wet and defeated. But that’s what you signed up for, so enjoy the ride.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
Hawks
November 30th 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Another Hawks review???



Had to do this one, my fav funeral doom ever.

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Hawks
December 1st 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great album agreed Hawks. m/

Evok
December 1st 2018


7635 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

High fives bro

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Hawks
December 1st 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Hahahaha thanks bro. m/

Coast
December 1st 2018


761 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Just sampling and d/l their discog now. Loving the atmosphere you described.

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Hawks
December 1st 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Yeah bro I’ve heard the past 3 albums they all slay. Still gotta hear the first 2 though.

Coast
December 1st 2018


761 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The track lengths on the first 3 albums haha. All just name your price on bandcamp.

BlackwaterPork
December 1st 2018


4389 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yes

Elynna
December 1st 2018


309 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Great review, jamming this beauty right now.

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ramon.
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2018


2742 Comments


m/

Dewinged
December 1st 2018


13784 Comments


Hawks you're on 🔥 fire 🔥



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Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2018


1388 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

I heard this a couple times when it came out, back when I was on a small doom kick. Great album, phenomenal production.

AdolfChrist
December 1st 2018


19168 Comments


This album is free to download, go get it, whores.

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AdolfChrist
December 1st 2018


19168 Comments


The follow-up is being recorded m///

Evok
December 1st 2018


7635 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh shit

Hawks
December 1st 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Fuck yeah bros, thanks for the kind words. m/

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
December 1st 2018


9204 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great review selection, this album definitely deserved it

Hawks
December 1st 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Had to do it bro. m/

AdolfChrist
December 1st 2018


19168 Comments


And you did it...you did it so hard.

Hawks
December 2nd 2018


66839 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ahrd. m/



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