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Originally formed in 2006 as a grindcore band by guitarist Jeremy Carroll, Chicago's Oceano went through a revolving cast of players until settling on a new lineup and a new sound in 2007. That lineup, consisting of Andrew Mikhail (guitar), Danny Terchin (drums), Adam Warren (vocals), and Kevin Colabuono (bass), would go on to develop the sound they'd take to the world in their first recordings. Pushing the limits of extreme music and influenced by Behemoth and the Acacia Strain, the band transitioned into a heavier, more technical death metal sound. This change was helped along by adopting the severely detuned "dropped A" from one of Mikhail's past bands, creating a guitar sound that was as thick and murky as Warren's anguished growls. In 2008, the band signed to Earache Records, and began a heavy touring schedule. That year also saw the departure of Carroll and Colabuono and the arrival of bassist Jason Jones. In 2009, the band released its full-length debut, Depths, on Earache. They followed the next year with second album Contagion. Sometime around 2012 Oceano went on a brief hiatus, amid rumors flying that they were breaking up. They instead returned heavier than ever in 2013 with third album Incisions. The next few years saw even more lineup changes, as guitarists Michael Kasper and Scott Smith joined the fold, as did former Monsters bassist Chris Wagner. With a revitalized lineup, Oceano completed work on their more atmospheric fourth album, Ascendants, which was issued in the spring of 2015. Two years later they returned with Revelation, their fourth full-length outing and first for Sumerian Records. ~ Gregory Heaney
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  1.   Song
  2.   Eternal Wasteland
  3.   New Age Apophis
  4.   Incisions
  5.   Regulated Disposal of Life
  6.   Nephilim
  7.   Severed Appendages
  8.   Exist In Confinement
  9.   Abysm
  10.   A Mandatory Sacrifice
  11.   Lucid Reality
  12.   External Existence
  13.   District Of Misery
  14.   Fractured Frames Scattered Flesh
  15.   The Reclaimation
  16.   Slow Murder
  17.   Descent
  18.   Final Form
  19.   Illusions Unravel
  20.   Dark Prophecy
  21.   Human Harvest
  22.   The Great Tribulation
  23.   Dawn of Descent
  24.   The Taken
  25.   Dead Planet
  26.   The World Engine
  27.   Transient Gateways
  28.   Blasphemous Mask
  29.   Slave of Corporotocracy
  30.   Remnats Aflame
  31.   Ending Intellect
  32.   With Legions
  33.   Slaughtered Like Swine
  34.   Plague Campaign
  35.   Orificial Execution
  36.   Inhuman Affliction
  37.   Revelation
  38.   Disgust For Your Kind
  39.   The Event
  40.   Self Exploited Whore
  41.   Internal War
  42.   Weaponized
  43.   Viral Re-Animation
  44.   The Contaminated
  45.   Sadistic Experiments
  46.   Quarantine
  47.   Precursor To Enslavement
  48.   Persuasive Oppression
  49.   Samael The Destroyer
  50.   Empathy For Leviathan
  51.   Arc of Creation
  52.   Path to Extinction
  53.   The Dulce Incident
  54.   Involuntary Demoralization
  55.   Majestic 12
  56.   Disseverance
  57.   Embrace Nothingness
  58.   Depths

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