Ocean Chief - Den Förste
(Electric Earth EARTH06)

From Aural Innovations October 2009 update

This is the third release by the Swedish band, Ocean Chief, despite the title, when translated to English, being The First. Anyway, it is 3 tracks in 37 minutes. As always with Electric Earth the limited edition vinyl comes with a great A2 poster and high quality sleeve and vinyl. The CD starts off with the title track and this is very traditional doom and not that spacey. Tomrum is 8 minutes and features some pretty brutal singing and a very spaced out ending. Sang, the B-side of the LP, is the best track with a cool spacey vibe and a nice synthesizer drone section in the middle as well. The vocals are a bit more laid back at times as well. A pretty damn cool release if you are into slow spacey doom. No guitar solos here, just pure riffing with a spacey feel.

Visit the Electric Earth record label site at: http://www.electric-earth.com

Check out the bands web site at: http://www.myspace.com/oceanchief

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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