Cenotaph (MX)
Riding Our Black Oceans


4.0
excellent

Review

by ValenDreth USER (42 Reviews)
November 11th, 2021 | 9 replies


Release Date: 1994 | Tracklist


An epic melodic tour de force of power. While the first Cenotaph album certainly crushed hard and was a tour de force in its own right, Cenotaph's second album Riding Our Black Oceans is a whole different type of onslaught. There are many types of onslaughts, and some can be more melodic. This also has the doomy vibes of the first one but with more finesse and sensitivity. The vocals here provide a tour de force of emotion, rare for death metal. While the debut was impersonal yet powerful, this one speaks to your soul while remaining still an onslaught of power.

This is a worth tour de force of powerful riffs and emotion for fans of early At The Gates before they became bitches, and other melo-doom-blackened-tech bizarro world music that the true freaks of the headbanger world can appreciate while their colleagues slam their heads into the wall to the latest Cannibal Corpse rehash. No disrespect to that amazing band, but this is an album that transports me to its album cover. I am sailing on an ocean of doom, but my boat loses control and we are now speeding like a freight train on meth. Blaine the Monorail just smoked meth and he is listening to Cenotaph's Riding Our Black Oceans as he goes crazy.



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Hyperion1001
Emeritus
November 11th 2021


21496 Comments


killer band

these guys just played atl and i missed it because im a stupid idiot

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sonictheplumber
November 11th 2021


14258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

sadly they didnt do anything off this one

pissbore
November 11th 2021


12778 Comments


faith

BallsToTheWall
November 11th 2021


50690 Comments


Slaughter of the Soul, all day!

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JokineAugustus
November 11th 2021


10509 Comments


I liked the album before this. Ill give this a listen soon

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bloc
November 12th 2021


67539 Comments


Gloomy rules, but that's the only one I've heard. I'll have to check this out. I think I kept writing it off because of the lame artwork

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sonictheplumber
November 12th 2021


14258 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

its way different but youll love it if you like the first chasm record, first at the gates, etc

Source
November 13th 2021


19344 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

swear this had a review

GhandhiLion
November 21st 2021


14128 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ay this finally got a review



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