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metalbeast_42
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:31 am 
 

I've been listening to a lot of Ahab lately. I was wondering if anyone had other ocean themed bands to reccomend that have a similar reverence and sadness to their music about sea themes. Doesn't have to be doom, melo death or whatever is cool. Thanks for your help guys.
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ArcticTundra13
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:34 am 
 

I would look into Giant Squid. It does a good job of putting you out to sea, but I'm not sure it's melancholic enough... but give it a go as it's really good ocean-themed progressive metal.

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metalbeast_42
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:06 am 
 

ArcticTundra13 wrote:
I would look into Giant Squid. It does a good job of putting you out to sea, but I'm not sure it's melancholic enough... but give it a go as it's really good ocean-themed progressive metal.


I've heard of them. Always liked their name. I'll check them out
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androdion
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:24 am 
 

Not ocean related exactly, but if you consider that the world they write about is an uncharted island in the middle of the ocean, then I'd recommend Catacombs. And I do this because it was after buying their albums that I got into Ahab. As Ahab provides for a feeling of floating above the waters (roaring or calming as they are), Catacombs just makes you feel like you're in an underwater cave filled with beasts.

Hey it's based on H.P. Lovecraft's work! ;)

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GoatHornedOwl
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:09 pm 
 

Give Novembre a listen, especially the first two albums.

Not only one of the best bands, ever, but lots of seaside imagery/references/themes. Very downbeat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ThM0vbidE

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Errebuss
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:28 pm 
 

Mastodon's album Leviathan would be considered ocean related, at least in the lyrics. The music isn't very melancholic however.

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metalbeast_42
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:15 am 
 

androdion wrote:
Not ocean related exactly, but if you consider that the world they write about is an uncharted island in the middle of the ocean, then I'd recommend Catacombs. And I do this because it was after buying their albums that I got into Ahab. As Ahab provides for a feeling of floating above the waters (roaring or calming as they are), Catacombs just makes you feel like you're in an underwater cave filled with beasts.

Hey it's based on H.P. Lovecraft's work! ;)



Yeahhhh I actually have Catacombs AND Novembre... The only album mentioned in this thread I haven't checked out is Leviathan... I have a slight aversion to Mastodon that I need to get over. Unfortunately I work at Hot Topic and it ruins the credibility of any popular band that has ever existed. But I'll give it a shot anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:18 am 
 

I really do appreciate the help though guys
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:01 am 
 

It's just one song, but Beneath These Waves by Demons & Wizards is about Moby Dick, and I find it captures the oceanic feel pretty well.
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jaxonferz0
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:06 am 
 

there seems to be a lot of ocean lovers on this forum..... check out Gojira's From Mars to Sirius. Flying Whales is a great track to start with but really the whole album is unbelievably good
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Zero_Nowhere
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:45 am 
 

I guess it'd be as much lake as ocean, but the Epos album by Darkestrah is very much what you seek.

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metalbeast_42
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:02 pm 
 

Zero_Nowhere wrote:
I guess it'd be as much lake as ocean, but the Epos album by Darkestrah is very much what you seek.



Thank you sir.... This is fucking awesome
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:41 pm 
 

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:36 pm 
 

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IronTusk704
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:29 am 
 

I think the aforementioned Giant Squid's Metridium Fields fits this thread perfectly.

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Pale_Pilgrim
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:21 am 
 

Maybe Snörkel?

http://www.myspace.com/thetruesnorkel
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Valkyrian
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:02 am 
 

Vast Oceans Lachrymose by While Heaven Wept. I cannot recommend this enough

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HuggieBigs
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:35 pm 
 

I know I talk about this band way too much, but pick up Oceanic by ISIS. This album has recurring themes of water and drowning. The cover alone should sell you on it.
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Auspicium
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:57 pm 
 

not to be obvious but Ocean. Check their album Here Where Nothing Grows.

And not to be a promo whore but almost every Auspicium song is about the ocean or uses it as a metaphor

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DrLucienSanchez
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:23 pm 
 

The newest Alcest album (Écailles de lune) has a definite nautical vibe to it. I remember reading a message from Niege before the album came out and I'm sure he mentioned the ocean as the main theme of the album.

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AbolishedRemains
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:13 pm 
 

I've been looking for some stuff along these line lately, I've come across a few above mentioned names like Ahab and Giant Squid already as well as quite a few others as well

Alestorm
Running Wild
Atlantis Chronicles
Visions of Atlantis
Legend of Seagullmen

and a few mentionable albums:
Carach Angren - Death Came Through A Phantom Ship
Dagoba - Poseidon
Tyranny - Tides of Awakening
*Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide (Has To Be My Favorite So Far)

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AbolishedRemains
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:37 pm 
 

Drautran - Throne of The Depths
Sulphur Aeon - Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide
Sea Witch - The Blackened Sea
Deluge - Aether
Eis - Galeere

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colin040
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:20 pm 
 

On Thorns I Lay - Orama

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAbL40WO-EU

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PaganiusI
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:08 pm 
 

Silent Line - Shattered Shore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxyt_NecXR4

Celtefog - Three Nights In The Mediterranean Sea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLWVv61v3b4
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TheMeh
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:15 pm 
 

Talk about "really fuckin' specific".

I don't know how ocean-related it is, but you could always go throw a listen over to Ocean Machine: Biomech, by Devin Townsend. Worthwhile, I'd say.

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PorcupineOfDoom
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:37 am 
 

Surprised not to see In Mourning mentioned yet - The Weight of Oceans is the first album that came to mind when I saw the thread title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZc2LNN6HE

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:17 am 
 

PorcupineOfDoom wrote:
Surprised not to see In Mourning mentioned yet - The Weight of Oceans is the first album that came to mind when I saw the thread title

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmZc2LNN6HE

Don’t be surprised. That album didn’t exist when this thread was made seven years ago.
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