Listening to the self titled album by BEING AS AN OCEAN you will notice the engrained emotionality at first. The band from California is best known for being highly passionate about their music and lyrics – and for non-stop touring of course. Following the path of last years’ “How We Both Wondrously Perish”, the band is going further towards the direction of a self-contained mixture of emo/screamo, metalcore, and even post-core. The lyrics of Joel Quartuccio touch the heart of the listeners, because the frontman turns the innermost part of his soul to the outside. Being presented in a spoken word style time and time again, his words have to be characterized as sincere and unvarnished.
With the music it is no different: On their third album, BEING AS AN OCEAN keep on discovering soundscapes, which showcase pure catharsis and a suitable transformation of emotionality into music. The ten tracks of the self titled album are raw and catchy at the same time, while representing a band, which is acting intuitionally and impulsively. Without any delay listeners will understand the deep going motivation that is the mainspring for everything BEING AS AN OCEAN are doing: dedication and passion.
2.Ain't Nobody Perfect
3.The Zealot's Blindfold
5.Judas, Our Brother
7.Forgetting Is Forgiving The I
8.The World As A Stage
9.Sins Of The Father
10.... And Their Consequence