One of the most striking aspects of this debut EP from For Millennia is a rather majestic flow, which takes a run of five songs and turns them into something with much grander allusions. Taken at surface level you may think that there is not an awful lot of new going on, but taken as a full on narrative, a whole new world opens up.
Where The Ocean Ends starts with a gallop with “Freedom in Death,” which is full of rolling vistas of bass and drum rolls, and portentous riffs. Full on metal with one foot in prog and the other in djent, For Millennia have done their homework and know what makes each sub-genre tick. By the time the inevitable whinny of a horse leads into a clatter of hooves on second song “Together,” all reservations have been cast to the wind and you will be fully on board.
The great thing about Where The Ocean Ends is that the quality level not only stays the same, but actually rises up a notch and on arguably the best song here, “Ocean,” they move on to another level as the pace slows down, but the music gets heavier. Following this with “Countless Forgotten” serves to make an unbeatable part of the album that more than matches anything else released in 2015.