New music: Melbourne’s Ocean Grove offer something fresh for metal fans

Ocean Grove are the genre-defying noise-makers causing a stir in Melbourne.

A collective, as they describe themselves, Ocean Grove are a dedicated bunch with a distinguishable sound that basically breaks any preconceived genre rules.

With a furious rhythm, decisive vocals and an underlying hip hop influence, this lot put the metal in nu-metal, without harking back to any era before them.

Finding a home under the UNFD umbrella, Ocean Grove are fast becoming one of the most talked-about new bands in the Aussie rock scene.

Catch them on tour with label mates The Amity Affliction and Hellions this week.

Their debut record, The Rhapsody Tapes, has also bagged them the Feature Album spot on triple j from next Monday.

If you think that video’s good, just wait till you see them live…

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