About

Aussie metalcore with a conceptual twist

Formed in 2020, Oceans & Omens is a 5-piece metalcore band hailing from Perth, Western Australia.

Old-school metalcore riffage and crushing breakdowns are contrasted with whimsical melodies and atmospheric instrumentals. Extreme vocal work delivers lyrics of both brutality and vulnerability. All of this is weaved together to tell a fantasy story that delves into the terrfying depths of the abyss.

Concept

Welcome to the abyss

Loss. Betrayal. Survival. Vengeance.

Our music immerses you in a world of conflict between gods and men, demonic uprisings, and quests for retribution and salvation.

Our EP I:Descent is the first chapter of The Survivor's saga. Lost at sea and torn from his beloved, our forsaken character sinks into the ocean's crushing black abyss.

Trapped and breathless, death's embrace is kept at bay by a burning rage. Rage fuelled by hatred of the deity who ignored his cries for help. Drifting, lost is a void so deep on currents unseen. Sinking deeper, ever deeper.

For the undying trapped in this prison, eternity is a lengthy sentence, and the ocean's deepest chasms are dark and full of terrors.

The story will continue.

Check out our debut EP on Spotify!

The Band

buncha nerds

  1. Vocals - Sean O'Brien

    Vocals - Sean O'Brien

    Not bad for a trombone nerd. Sean learned to scream by treading on Lego bricks and imitating Dragonball Z characters

  2. Lead Guitar - Rowan Leah

    Lead Guitar - Rowan Leah

    The songwriter and storyteller behind Oceans & Omens. Standing at 4 foot tall, this Hobbit survives on a diet of fantasy novels, red wine, and all the cake.

  3. Rhythm guitar - Aaron Ganley

    Rhythm guitar - Aaron Ganley

    His tears don't fall, they crash around him. His conscience calls the guilty to come home.

  4. Bass - ???

    Bass - ???

    A sentient array of dreadlocks that rolled into the studio one day and started playing bass with more ferocity than any known human.

  5. Drums - Kieran Wallace

    Drums - Kieran Wallace

    Likes: motor cycles
    Dislikes: playing slow
    Strength: posing
    Weakness: cars
    Quote: "that'll do, Pig, that'll do"

Lyrics

Here you'll find lyrics to the four tracks off I:Descent.

Adrift

So far from shore, no one can hear my screams
They’re oblivious to the struggle that’s slowly killing me
I’ve been left to drown, left to succumb to eternity

Drifting from consciousness accepting the end
Allowing the waves to carry my brittle bones away
And escape this pain

Grasping at the surface, a cruel fate
Drifting upon these icy waves
Betray my faith
I reach for the heavens, scream at the sky
But there’s no hope for me
Slipping below, I won’t let go
Lost in the undertow
Cast adrift in the wake of time

So far from shore, no one can hear my screams
They’re oblivious to the struggle that’s slowly killing me

Drifting from consciousness accepting the end
Allowing the waves to carry my brittle bones away
And escape this pain

Sinking, sinking
This sinking feeling never dies, cut the rope
Sever the ties
Sever the ties

So far from shore, no one can hear my screams
They’re oblivious to the struggle that’s slowly killing me
I’ve been left to drown, I’m adrift

Deliverance

Hollow and broken, life slipping away
A fallen man with a lost soul
I’ve been led astray
I ask you father, guide me on this lonely road
Shelter us through the teeth of the storm, and never let us go

Lightning splits the sky, heavens sundered by a blinding light
My soul cast away to fate
I hear the drums, the titans are awake
Illest omen, malicious hate, all light dies
All light dies

Across the gulf of the ocean, I still see her face
The fear in her eyes, no chance for one last embrace
Divine fury ignites, manipulating our lives
Cold minds and vipers’ lies, my life for their demise
Their demise

When your future lies before you, flayed bare before your eyes
A cruel fate it twists and turns, the devil’s grand design

Hollow and broken, life slipping away
Crushed dreams, and frail lives
Hopes fall like embers from a fractured sky

Your shadow engulfs the world,
Prayers of the faithful go unheard
Laughter from heaven above
Condemning those who call you god
Faithful do they know of your hate?
Their souls in the palm of your hand
Ruin you are
And ruin you shall bring to this land
Chaos sower, great destroyer

Across the gulf of the ocean, I still see her face
The fear in her eyes, no chance for one last embrace
Divine fury ignites, manipulating our lives

Go ahead and take your toll
Rip out my heart, my life, my soul
Vengeance floods this shell
As I descend into hell

Let darkness claim me
Escape this world that chains me
Release me from this life
End my suffering and strife
Deliverance

Visions

As I slip away, darkness surrounds me
Deeper and deeper, there’s no escaping this

Face my fears

Visions cloud my mind, chapters of my life pass me by
I see the eyes of those who left me to die
To die

Death’s grip tightens
Don’t leave me here

These visions fade before my eyes
Visions of my life I realise
My imperfections, my mistakes
Some things you just can’t erase

Visions, they burn, they sear my soul
Memories, they fade
The threads of my life are slipping away

I can’t take this
I can’t take this much longer
My mind is breaking
The Abyss is waiting

Visions cloud my mind, all hope and reason cast aside
Is this the end or is it just the beginning?
The beginning

These visions fade before my eyes
Visions of my life I realise
My imperfections, my mistakes
Some things you just can’t erase

Visions, they burn, they sear my soul
Memories, hey fade
The threads of my life are slipping away

Fading away

From The Deep

This is depths of the ocean
The depths of the ocean

Death to all souls that drown in the darkness
Black shadows slip around me
This truly is the end, the end of my existence
My life a fading memory as the ocean weight drags me down
This is my final plea
Can anybody rescue me?

It awakens from the deep
Surging forth to claim me
A sleepless malice that has been unleashed
To consume this shattered form
Ravenous, reptilian eyes staring back into mine
I see my future flayed bare before my eyes
As it starts to captivate my mind

Unable to move
Unable to breath
Unable to die

I can feel the searching eyes, a beast unleashed, my life it’s prize
Predator, consume my mind, rend my soul, claim my life

It awakens from the deep
Surging forth to claim me
A sleepless malice that has been unleashed
To consume this shattered form

Die
Devoured

Merch

Show everybody how much you love thalassophobia-themed music.

T-shirts

Front: Oceans & Omens logo
Back: Shark symbol
Brand: AS colour
Material: 100% cotton

Printed by Aussie Gold

Stickers

Stick them to your instrument case, car, or cat.

Printed by OzStickerPrinting

Steve-in-a-box

When Steve isn't devouring mortal souls in the depths of the abyss, he resides in a box on our merch stand, ready to devour your donations.

YouTube

Here lies the official lyric video for Deliverance. Hit that subscribe button, and who knows what treats will come your way!

Deliverance Lyric Video

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