REVIEWS

ALBUM REVIEWS - DIAMOND

 

”Electronically fueled elegance. […] There’s a good drive in the drums, and in collaboration with guitar and bass, a well-formed richness is created. There’s so much more musical depth here than on the debut album. Hanna’s voice has developed and guides with power and emotion throughout a diverse and well produced list of tracks that is occasionally very reminiscent of Thirty Seconds to Mars. […] And the angelic choirs in the ballad >>Here For You<< are just so incredibly beautiful, as well as in the closing track >>Forgotten<<.”
– SWEDEN ROCK MAGAZINE

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”>>This Must Be<< – a track that the band should be inspired by and influenced by, a real hit on all levels. The ending >>Forgotten<< is also a track that makes the listener wear his/her hair. […] The vocals are so incredibly well-formed and the instrumental parts come out in a whole new way and it’s so great that the longing for a live version escalates ”
– ROCKBLADET

 

”The lively >>You Are Diamond<< flirts with a Pop Punk style, the delivery of vocalist Hanna bringing to mind the obvious likes of Paramore’s Hayley Williams and Avril Lavigne. From thereon in, the likes of >>Done<<, >>The Change<<, >>Those Days<< and >>Forgotten<<, develop a darker, almost Gothic Alt-Rock feel, with guitarist Oscar, bassist Daniel and drummer Patrick creating an impressive sound, the bands use of electronics merely a subtle embellishment to enhance the ambience rather than smother it.”
– FIREWORKS MAGAZINE, UK

”The whole album is highly enjoyable and a delight. NOCEAN are in a class of their own and are one of the top Alternative rock bands in the genre. Hanna is a little pocket rocket, bubblicious, and a class act and knows how to deliver a song and story. NOCEAN never try to be something they are not or try to be flash, they are a band who enjoy their music and work hard and produce a blend of appealing songs which some have a super commercial vibe and would suit radio airplay. The number >>HERE FOR YOU’>> really is the stand out track for me and shows the band and Hanna at their very best. The band are also great live, very energetic and enagaging and a must go and see. Nocean have made a steady progression over the last few years and have honed their craft well. I believe there is still much more to come from this fine young band. Defitinely a very bright future for them with this release. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED… 9.5/10.”
– BLACK PHOENIX RISING METAL FORUM