Album Review
Oceansize - FramesOceansize – Frames

Oceansize are a band who take a lot of time and effort to get into and are also a band you will never forget due to the technicality and length of their songs even if you are not overly impressed with them. The bands third album 'Frames' takes a lot more effort to get into compared to their two previous albums. 'Frames' is only 8 tracks long but runs for an outstanding 67 minutes giving the bands sound perfect time to progress.

The album opens up with 'Commemorative_____T-shirt' which features some stunning music being played from their instruments and Mike Vennart's vocals take nearly 4 minutes to come in and fade out pretty soon after for some more long technical progressive instrumental work.

'Trial Of Fire' is one of the most accessible songs on the album and features some beautiful vocals and quite technical instrumental work for the 8 minutes that the song runs for. 'Savant' is another interesting song that has a really long introduction with minimal instrumental work going on and really soothing vocals and once the vocals come in, this is how the song is for the next 4minutes until the stunning orchestra style outro.

There are a few rocking moments on the album such as on 'Only Twin', the song has a really long introduction of not much going on at all but everything builds up with the guitars changing sound in time and the drums suddenly coming in before exploding into quite a rocking climax.

The most stand out track on the album is 'Sleeping Dogs And Dead Lions' due to the fact that the song has quite a lot going on from start to finish and is the heaviest song on the album with quite shouty vocals in places and stunning drum rolls.

You could listen to the whole of 'Frames' and think that the album is one big progressive experimental song because that’s how challenging it is to get into this album with so much going and only one song really having any get up and go but you can’t knock Oceansize for being adventurous and avoiding the mainstream by releasing an album that is totally anti radio friendly.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members
Oceansize - Band
Gambler (guitar, keyboards)
Steve Durose (guitar/backing vocals)
Mark Heron (drums, drums, cymbals)
Steven Hodson (bass, keyboards)
Mike Vennart (guitar, lead vocals)
 Track Listing
1. Commemorative T Shirt
2. Unfamiliar
3. Trail Of Fire
4. Savant
5. Only Twin
6. An Old Friend Of The Christies
7. Sleeping Dogs And Dead Lions
8. Frame
9. Voorhees
 Band Related Links
Oceansize Myspace
Oceansize Official Website
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?