Oceans of Slumber Casts Its Thrall Over Fitz

Green as Emerald, Carrion Sun, Oceans of Slumber Fitzgerald's March 20, 2015

It's rare that a band gets an opportunity to make a second first impression, and Oceans of Slumber arrived at Fitzgerald's on Friday night prepared and determined to make the most of this unlikely shot. After all, the prog-minded musicians are hardly new to the local metal scene, having first assembled in 2011.

But the recent additions of keyboardist Beau Beasley and singer Cammie Gilbert to the group have opened up exciting new possibilities in their sound, illustrated beautifully by Oceans' one-take cover of the Candlesmass classic "Solitude" that went viral a couple weeks back. A very large and curious crowd turned up for a free show over the weekend to celebrate the release of Oceans of Slumber's new EP, Blue, and see what the new-look band could do with a full set of tunes.

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Nathan Smith
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