Wednesday 15 November 2017
Ollocs - Soul Theory (2016)
The fourth album from this US band.
The band was a quintet on this album with a lineup of keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
The band also had some help from guest musicians who provided cello, violin, didgeridoo, tuba, saxophone and vocals.
The band has released their four albums on Bandcamp from where they can be purchased pretty cheap.
The band has been correctly labeled as a heavy prog band. There is also a lot of references to experimental metal and post-punk here. Very much so. And you also get some post-rock here.
The music on this fifty minutes long album is pretty much dominated by half-acoustic guitars and some good vocals. There are also some death metal vocals half way through this album. That kinds of breaks of up the ambience here. Ambience also created by some mellotron like keyboards.
This album is by no means interesting or good. I find it pretty dull and a bit weak in it's contents and quality. I guess I was looking for the shoegaze label to plaster over this album. I have now found this label and is plastering it on this album. Shoegaze is what Ollocs is doing here. And it is not a good album.