Origin: Belgium
Genres: Gothic Metal

Oceans Of Sadness  


In a time where many bands choose a genre and doggedly stay within the bounds of that genre, a band like Oceans Of Sadness is a welcome change. This Belgian act formed in 1995 and have five albums to their credit as of this writing, the most recent being 2008's The Arrogance Of Ignorance. Their style is quite hard to pinpoint, with influences galore -- part prog, part blackened death, and part gothic, with vocals effectively covering all three genres, Arrogance is a sprawling, impressive work, with songs having distinct identities rather than running together like so many bands these days. Opeth is frequently named as a comparison band, but it's more that Oceans are in the same neighborhood as Opeth, not that they really sound that much alike. This band is truly the sum of its many influences, forging a sound unique yet not wholly unfamiliar. Very well done.

Current Members

Tijs Vanneste

vocals

Wim Melis

guitars

Tom Van Cauwenberghe

guitars

Jo Van Heghe

bass

Hans Claes

keyboards

Guy Vernelen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jan

guitars

Bert Rommes

bass


Discography



For We Are 
2000 LSP
  1. As The Feast Begins
  2. For When You Sleep, My Love
  3. Re-Erase
  4. A Dying Nightingale
  5. Again The Wölf Wins
  6. The Apocalypse
  7. When We Became One
  8. Oceans Of Sadness
  9. Your Faith
  • Tijs Vanneste
  • Wim Melis
  • Jan
  • Bert Rommes
  • Hans Claes
  • Guy Vernelen

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Laughing Tears, Crying Smile 
2002 LSP
  1. Communication - Relation - Illusion
  2. Who's in Control
  3. Wild Mystery
  4. Two Voices
  5. Conflict - Error - Disillusion - Denial
  6. Eyes like Fire
  7. Where Oceans Begin
  8. Ode to the Past
  9. Precious Gold
  10. Frustration - Anger - Resignation
  11. See the Angels
  12. You've Slain
  13. Hope is Gone
  14. Low
  15. Judas
  • Tijs Vanneste
  • Wim Melis
  • Jan
  • Bert Rommes
  • Hans Claes
  • Guy Vernelen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Send In The Clowns 
2004 Apache
  1. Sinners Dream
  2. So Close
  3. One Entire Shield Of Pain
  4. From The Seed To The Flower
  5. Cold
  6. Accepting Our Weakness
  7. We Are Alone
  8. Schizophrenia
  9. Shadows
  10. Try To See
  • Tijs Vanneste
  • Wim Melis
  • Tom Van Cauwenberghe
  • Bert Rommes
  • Hans Claes
  • Guy Vernelen




Mirror Palace 
2007 Scarlet
  1. Mould
  2. Mirror Palace
  3. Cruel Sacrifice
  4. Sleeping Dogs
  5. Intoxicate Me
  6. Them Bones (Alice in Chains Cover)
  7. Sheep And Shepherds
  8. Pride And Shame
  9. Silence Is Gold
  10. I Know You Know
  • Tijs Vanneste
  • Wim Melis
  • Tom Van Cauwenberghe
  • Jo Van Heghe
  • Hans Claes
  • Guy Vernelen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Arrogance Of Ignorance 
2008 Scarlet
  1. Roulette
  2. Between the Lines
  3. In the End
  4. Subconscious
  5. Failure
  6. Self-fulfilling Prophecy
  7. The Weakest Link
  8. From Then On
  9. Some Things Seem So Easy
  10. Hope
  • Tijs Vanneste
  • Wim Melis
  • Tom Van Cauwenberghe
  • Jo Van Heghe
  • Hans Claes
  • Guy Vernelen

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

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