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#1 Rod in Toronto

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:23 PM

If you haven't heard of this band, check them out! I interviewed them in connection with the release of their new album:

http://lotsofmuzic.w...phy-and-profile

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 08:55 PM

I was thinking of creating a thread for them as the new album got closer to release. You, me and Segue will probably be the only people in this thread though. More people should definitely give them a chance. There's something special about the band.

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 10:56 PM

YEah, they sound wonderfully disturbed and weird!

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Posted 20 February 2018 - 11:06 PM

Certainly can't say they sound like anyone else that's for sure. New musical discoveries like this are always exciting.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:27 AM

Discovered the frontwoman used to be a Jehovah's Witness.

I love her even more. She rebelled against her mum and is slaying it!

Haven't played the new album yet. I shall though!

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 04:28 AM

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Certainly can't say they sound like anyone else that's for sure. New musical discoveries like this are always exciting.

I thought Winter sounded like early Lacuna Coil and Opeth.

And that was after trying hard to pin down a sound they reminded me of.

Looking forward to this new one!

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 08:13 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 21 February 2018 - 04:27 AM, said:

Discovered the frontwoman used to be a Jehovah's Witness.

I love her even more. She rebelled against her mum and is slaying it!

Haven't played the new album yet. I shall though!

I do love when a big old middle finger is given to religion. My brother and I did that to our catholic upbringing twenty years ago when our mom died from cancer. The new album isn't officially out for a few weeks. I think it's the first friday in March.

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View PostJ2112YYZ, on 20 February 2018 - 11:06 PM, said:

Certainly can't say they sound like anyone else that's for sure. New musical discoveries like this are always exciting.

I thought Winter sounded like early Lacuna Coil and Opeth.

And that was after trying hard to pin down a sound they reminded me of.

Looking forward to this new one!

That describes their sound well. But they definitely got their own thing going on. Not gonna shy away from saying it, having a black woman as a singer in a metal band is certainly something different that helps them.

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Posted 21 February 2018 - 09:02 AM

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View PostSegue Myles, on 21 February 2018 - 04:27 AM, said:

Discovered the frontwoman used to be a Jehovah's Witness.

I love her even more. She rebelled against her mum and is slaying it!

Haven't played the new album yet. I shall though!

I do love when a big old middle finger is given to religion. My brother and I did that to our catholic upbringing twenty years ago when our mom died from cancer. The new album isn't officially out for a few weeks. I think it's the first friday in March.

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View PostJ2112YYZ, on 20 February 2018 - 11:06 PM, said:

Certainly can't say they sound like anyone else that's for sure. New musical discoveries like this are always exciting.

I thought Winter sounded like early Lacuna Coil and Opeth.

And that was after trying hard to pin down a sound they reminded me of.

Looking forward to this new one!

That describes their sound well. But they definitely got their own thing going on. Not gonna shy away from saying it, having a black woman as a singer in a metal band is certainly something different that helps them.

I left the Jehovah's Witnesses three months the ago.

And yes, her rich, soulful voice adds something new and beautiful to this style of metal, and she is very beautiful and in my opinion sexy as well.

Edited by Segue Myles, 21 February 2018 - 09:10 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:22 AM

Just heard the three new songs from the link in the OP. Wow! Darker and more gothic/doom than their last album. Feels like both musically and emotionally this will be a much heavier release.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 06:27 AM

I can't wait!

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 07:55 AM

It's a good thing they're opening for Epica in the UK. That's exactly the kind of band they should be opening for. Hopefully they can get something like that in North America on this tour cycle.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:00 AM

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It's a good thing they're opening for Epica in the UK. That's exactly the kind of band they should be opening for. Hopefully they can get something like that in North America on this tour cycle.

Oceans Of Slumber deserve everything coming there way. I haven't felt this strongly for a band like this in years. I hate that they may get labelled as a female fronted metal band, because they are so much more than that. This band deserves to be on a level with Mastodon or Opeth, and their frontwoman is more than a pretty face, she is an exciting, vibrant singer and I will say she might actually be the best in the business right now, especially from the crop of new bands.

They could be giants. They should be. And musically, they are impressive.

They are much better than Epica. They really are. They sound refreshing.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:42 AM

I almost got in trouble for this interview. We usually go through a media relations company, but couldn't agree on a time for an interview, and when we did, I sat in front of the computer with Skype opened and for some reason we couldn't connect. I noticed that their Facebook page was run by their drummer, so I approached him directly and got the answers to my questions. The media relations company was really upset.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 08:55 AM

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I almost got in trouble for this interview. We usually go through a media relations company, but couldn't agree on a time for an interview, and when we did, I sat in front of the computer with Skype opened and for some reason we couldn't connect. I noticed that their Facebook page was run by their drummer, so I approached him directly and got the answers to my questions. The media relations company was really upset.

Well, the drummer was fine with it and answered the questions, so what do they have to be upset about?

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 09:02 AM

They get paid to connect artists with the press, and I bypassed them. All in the best interest of my public!!! *Cough* sarcasm *Cough*

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

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They get paid to connect artists with the press, and I bypassed them. All in the best interest of my public!!! *Cough* sarcasm *Cough*

Ah, always interesting to hear how those things really work. As music fans it's easy to forget sometimes that there's a whole business side to it as well.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:27 AM

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View PostRod in Toronto, on 22 February 2018 - 09:02 AM, said:

They get paid to connect artists with the press, and I bypassed them. All in the best interest of my public!!! *Cough* sarcasm *Cough*

Ah, always interesting to hear how those things really work. As music fans it's easy to forget sometimes that there's a whole business side to it as well.

There´s that...and there´s also the vanity side of things. I´m not saying it was the case with this band, but certain artists will only give you interviews if you´re EXTREMELY kind to them in the album reviews. The bigger they get, the more sensitive they get.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:55 AM

After one listen I really like the new album. My only issue is with the production. On the last album Cammie's voice was clear and soared above everything and carried the songs. Now she's more buried in the heavy mix. Not what they should be doing with her. Hopefully after a few more listens things will start to sound clearer to me.

Still a very good album 8/10.

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:01 AM

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After one listen I really like the new album. My only issue is with the production. On the last album Cammie's voice was clear and soared above everything and carried the songs. Now she's more buried in the heavy mix. Not what they should be doing with her. Hopefully after a few more listens things will start to sound clearer to me.

Still a very good album 8/10.

First listen is 6/10. But like all albums I love, I know this is just the start! It's definitely going to grow on me!

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:08 AM

View PostSegue Myles, on 02 March 2018 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostJ2112YYZ, on 02 March 2018 - 09:55 AM, said:

After one listen I really like the new album. My only issue is with the production. On the last album Cammie's voice was clear and soared above everything and carried the songs. Now she's more buried in the heavy mix. Not what they should be doing with her. Hopefully after a few more listens things will start to sound clearer to me.

Still a very good album 8/10.

First listen is 6/10. But like all albums I love, I know this is just the start! It's definitely going to grow on me!

I rated pretty high because I have the feeling that it's one of those albums that I will like more and more with each listen. Dammit why do some bands have to create so many layers lol.




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