...And Oceans - _The Symmetry of I, the Circle of O_
(Season of Mist, 1999)
by: Aaron McKay (8 out of 10)
I believe I love -everything- about this band from Finland, right down to the band's name. Bringing an unique black metal thrust to bear upon the listener's senses, ...And Oceans invokes mental imagery of greats like Summoning and Arcturus -- again, a couple of mammoth pluses in my book! Cerebral song titles emphasize intelligent music and complicated passages throughout the sum of _The Symmetry of I, the Circle of O_. I am, surprisingly, able to follow the transition/progression from ...And Oceans' first release, _The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts_ (1997), to this new effort, but now I am more curious than ever to hear their split with Norway's Bloodthorn entitled _War Volume 1_ (1998). If it is anything remotely as grand as _The Symmetry of I, the Circle of O_, I'm impressed already.

(article published 9/12/1999)


CHATS
8/12/2000 A Wasylyk ...And Oceans: Scandinavian Domination
ALBUMS
3/16/2003 A McKay 5.5 ...And Oceans - Cypher
9/1/1998 P Azevedo 7 ...And Oceans - The Dynamic Gallery of Thoughts
GIGS
5/13/2001 M Noll Marduk / Mortician / Vader / God Dethroned / Amon Amarth / Mystic Circle / Sinister / ...And Oceans / Bal Sagoth Baptized by Fire and Beer
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