...AND OCEANS - As in gardens, so in tombs CRYSTAL CLEAR RED BLUE MARBLED VINYL - 2LP
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Crystal clear, red & blue marbled 12" double vinyl including bonus tracks "Samlarens Valv" and "Third Eye Catalyst" (33rpm). Comes in gatefold sleeve with double sided poster (60 x 90cm).
Limited to 600 copies worldwide
It’s rare for a band to commandingly return with their best effort to date, and yet that’s what And Oceans achieved in 2020 with ‘Cosmic World Mother’, their first full-length in 18 years. This comeback album was the sound of creative floodgates bursting through into a new body of water - an ocean if you will.
Blistering symphonic black metal, heady themes that dealt with the connection between philosophy and psychics, and the Finns’ trademark adventurous songwriting: everything that ‘Cosmic World Mother’ did well, new opus ‘As In Gardens, So In Tombs’ manages to eclipse and recontextualize. It’s the sound of a band seizing every ounce of momentum and upping the ante in every way.
While And Oceans has never written the same album twice, in many ways ‘As In Gardens, So In Tombs’ sounds like an opportunity for the band to pick up and improve upon what they started. Symphonic black metal is never this fun, free, and fantastic.
For fans of EMPEROR, LIMBONIC ART, THE KOVENANT, (early) DIMMU BORGIR.
Artwork by Adrien Bousson.
Side A: As in Gardens, so in Tombs / The Collector and His Construct / Within Fire and Crystal / Carried on Lead Wings
Side B: Likt Törnen Genom Kött / Cloud Heads / Wine into Water
Side C: Inverse Magnification Matrix / The Earth Canvas / Ambivalent God
Side D: Samlarens Valv / Third Eye Catalyst