To celebrate the album’s release, The Ocean’s Robin Staps has filmed short video clips that describe in detail the lyrical and musical concepts behind each song on Heliocentric. Those clips are live now on The Ocean and Metal Blade YouTube channels, as well as on metalblade.tv.
Let me start off this review by saying this: Go out and buy this album. This is an album that reminds listeners what a musical journey is all about. The Ocean has created a sonic landscape that is a joy to travel through. This album traverses from heavy pounding riffs to mellow, beautiful passages that warrant inner reflection. This is one of those albums that you start and don’t touch afterwards. It needs to be listened to in its entirety to be fully appreciated.
The Ocean has created a very cool page in support of their upcoming album ‘Heliocentric’. Viewers can hear snippets of the songs on the album as well as read the lyrics. I’ve checked it out and some of the samples sound very intriguing and the lyrics make for an interesting read, to say the least.