after Three Whole Years, 1095 Days -"Oceans Ate Alaska" has the audacity to drop a new song, an insanely chOnky tune. OH by the way James Returned! Which I can vibe with, I'll forever miss Jake but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
ANYWAY, if you don't know the 432 Dudes or the 432 Crew - Oceans Ate Alaska are a 5 piece Prog*? metal-core band from Birmingham, UK, formed back in 2010.
These 5 have defined what it is to completely throw everyone and anyone off.
This new track is a perfect example, with the initial "I'm not entirely happy about this" and lofi (Hip Hop Beats to Chill/ Study to) intro right through to the 2:44 mark, this song is so full of surprises!
As a fan of OAA, anyone who loves nasty - experimental metal, this is for you! The iconic guitar tones and riffs, the alien/robotic drums by the legend himself Chris Turner and that oh so beautiful melody from James. "Metamorph" not only sounds like another word for "Megazord" but has the power of one. The 432 dudes are back and with a vengeance.
When I first heard "Metamorph" I had a lot of confusion, is this the sound that they're going for? If so, I can seriously vibe with it and honestly all of you will enjoy this, it's something everyone from every era can enjoy.
It is a big balance of what you'd expect.
If you're a big fan of OAA or even wondering where to start, this is a great place to start.
"Metamorph" is out everywhere and you can check it out here.
Also thank you to chris turner for having me on the stream on the release night.
Review by Dylan Rice
*ALL OUR MUSIC REVIEWS COME FROM THE WONDERFUL RUKUS SOUTHAMPTON A BRAND NEW VENTURE WHO WILL BE PUTTING ON SAFE LOCAL SHOWS IN THE COMING MONTHS PLEASE CHECK THEM OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO BE KEPT UPDATED*