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<<.”

”>>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 ”

”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.”

”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.”

Debut album reviews – Nothing To Hide


“Do you not know Nocean? Well, you should keep yourself busy right away with the band, because the band around frontwoman HANNA here from the stack is already worth all honor. The ten songs you would probably classify under the heading of Classic Rock. Modern approaches are hard to miss and so may also fans of DIE HAPPY or NO DOUBT here […] No matter whether you’re the harder songs like >>Diamond In The Rough<< or >>Suffocate>> accepts or rather on the good mood variant >>Red From Blue<< is, Hanna makes each song into something special.” (8/10)

”Electrifying debut!
The instrumental presentation is convincing in all positions and front lady Hanna convinces with a formidable vocal performance. […] Whether you are into  their alternative rock , melancholic-romantic ballad side, or yet traditional, blues-inspired rock songs to the best – Nocean know how to entrain listeners!” (8/10)

Nocean has nothing to hide – they play genuine, modern hard rock
”This debut album goes by the name of Nothing To Hide. Female fronted rock music is what comes right at you after pressing play. Fast and thriving music that will cause your muscles to twitch. Heavy rhythms are combined with a strong voice that can vary from soft and sweet to tough and loud. Catchy rhythms get you going along and the choruses will get you at least humming along to the music. The arrangements of the songs vary in speed and power. This causes the music to shake you back and forth like a swing or like a rollercoaster. Nocean have created an amazingly strong album that makes you want to hear more of the guys – and girl.” 

”2016, the new Swedish metal band Nocean released NOTHING TO HIDE – they play modern metal with melodic choruses, attitude and a powerful female singer in the front. The instrumental presentation is convincing in all positions and front lady Hanna convinces with a formidable vocal performance. Almost all of the ten numbers are also a direct path toward long-term memory (the feel-good catchy song >>The Game> is absolutely a hit warning)!”