Oceans On Orion is a modern metal band and is hailing from Tel-Aviv, Israel. This five-piece metal outfit has been playing shows in the United Kingdom and Israel from 2019 onwards and has built a loyal and devoted fan base! After releasing several single’s and video clips the time has come for Oceans On Orion to release their debut album!
The first time I came across Oceans On Orion was back in September of 2021 when guitarist Sergei Metalheart joined the band and I dove a little deeper into their music. For me personally the music I heard back than got me intrigued and made sure that I kept an eye out for Oceans On Orion.
In the meantime these talented guys released several video’s and when the news came around that Oceans On Orion was all set and ready to release their debut album, I made sure I got the chance to review the album!
Start from Nothing is the title of Oceans On Orion’s debut album, contains 9 tracks and has a playtime of little under 40 minutes. The album starts off with the title track Start from Nothing and sets the tone for the rest of the album perfectly. Energetic and melodic metal, impressive clean vocals and growls and a hint of 80’s metal can be found here. The music is well composed and the guitar riffs are catchy and clean.
Several songs have been released prior to the album release itself, and were accompanied by video clips. One of those songs is Love. As the sixth track on this album Love is possibly the best showcase of what Oceans On Orion brings to the table. Again the influences from for example ‘80’s metal’ are well presented, the music itself is really melodic and the growls give it a modern touch. And although growls regularly add some kind of ‘aggression’ to a song, especially in Love the growls add another layer of emotions to the song.
Second to last on Start from Nothing is the most recent video release of Oceans On Orion. Killing the Messenger is a more modern metal song as it comes to the composition of the music. A slightly higher tempo than some of the other songs, but with the unmistakable sound of charismatic lead singer Lev Kerzhner. As in more songs, and a feature Oceans On Orion no doubt will be known for, are the numerous (short) solo’s. Drums and bass lines are well presented and some of the guitar solos (as the one in Killing the Messenger) are impressive to say the least!
The best song on the album for me is the second track and is called Weaponized Misery. From the get-go the song has a slight ominous feeling to it and the duets between the growls and clean vocals make it truly stand out for me. The tempo changes, the heavy basslines and drums combined with the guitar riffs make Weaponized Misery my favourite Oceans On Orion song by far!
Start from Nothing is Oceans On Orion’s debut album and what a debut it is! These five metallers have found an impressive way to combine several styles and genre’s into one sound, and make it into a distinctive and recognisable style to say the least! Songs like Tomorrow’s Rain and Tame are songs that both sound truly like Oceans On Orion, but both bring their own style and feel with them.
Throughout the album there is enough variety to stand out as a great listen, with impressive guitar-riffs, bass and drum lines and real good vocals, both growl and clean! Within songs there are tempo changes and sometimes extensive solo’s but they all add to the Oceans On Orion experience!
Perhaps I’m a bit biased as this kind of metal fits perfectly in the music I listen to on a daily bases, but it has been a while since I listened to a debut album that impressed me this much. Some of the songs on Start from Nothing have the potential to reach a real big audience and scream to be played at big stages at leading festivals! Oceans On Orion has found a way to incorporate several genre’s and style’s into one of their own, the chemistry between the band members is unmistakably there, the composition of the songs themselves is impressive, the variety on the album is good and overall Oceans On Orion sets a real high standard for themselves!
Oceans On Orion:
Lev Kerzhner – Vocals
Sergei Metalheart – Guitars
Logan Cohen – Guitars
Guy Schwartz – Bass
Aviram Zeevy – Drums
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