With six relatively extensive tracks – Seegang, Tag Verweil, Nacht Verweil, Purpur, Uferlos and Siebente letzte Einsamkeit – the album is only forty minutes long. Nonetheless, it is filled with a very pragmatic and cohesive energy, and a conjuncture of beautiful melodies, that not only honors the genre empirically, but strengthens with its primordial and brute mordacious audacity its lyrical sonorous aphorisms, fully glorified by exceedingly poetic harmonies, engraved in a horizon of proficient majestic rhythms, that revolves around a sentimental coalition of colorful musical densities. With abundantly calmer passages as well, the versatility of the group, and its ability to achieve and to sustain an elementary universe of harmonious sentimental conflagrations is marvelously filtered, and placed above the extraordinary level of its own fabulous graciosity.
With sensitive guitar lines and majestic vocal intonations that grasps with fantastic and somber guttural overtones – rather than the traditional screaming cutting edge voice that is more usual – it is possible to notice from the beginning that Firtan has developed a style of their own; a very beautiful style, that occasionally flirts with Viking and folk metal, in a very passionate, personal and melancholic peculiar pattern. Definitely, they possess a very productive, dynamic and singular sense of creativity, that operates in a more marvelous and organic musical splendor, that is also very technical in the ordeal of its vital proclivities.
With a deeply astute and lucid musical configuration, that intelligently displays a very spontaneous ordination of beauty, Okeanos reveals itself to be a pleasurable and decent surprise. A formidable album that releases a highly humane and profound degree of artistry in each and every one of its notes, the record, given the majestic nature of its superb qualities, certainly deserves the highest praise.