Floating Worlds
Battleship Oceania

1. Oceania
2. Sailing in History
3. New Mission
4. The Empire of the Media
5. The Curse
6. Retribution
7. Game of Thrones
8. Captain Evil
9. The Last Goodbye
10. Divine Love
11. Eternal Sleep
12. Island of Dreams

Jon Soti - Vocals
Andreas V. – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Sophia Assarioti – Guitars, Keyboards
Michalis Papadopoulos - Bass
Nikitas Mandolas - Drums

Only a Dream, Can Kill a Dream (2007)
Below the Sea of Light (2013)



Released 2019-05-17
Reviewed 2019-11-08


pride & joy

Battleship Oceania is the third offering from the band Floating Worlds, it is their first conceptual album and it tells the story about the battleship called Oceania and its crew on their somewhat tragic journey. And it is an album with a pretty cool cover and from that it would appear as though there is good reason to check out what the Greek band has to offer on this album. But is it really so?

Oceania floats in the streams of the progressive metal, it is melodic with some catchy choruses, some progressive elements and things like that. The storytelling side of the creating is quite clear and they add some spoken word parts to deepen the story, or clarify it but I am not sure that it adds much as the spoken parts are quite poor. The variation is decent but the album is too long with way over an hour playing time and it really feels like listening to a very long album. The production is really good but the vocals are not as great, I think the vocals leaves a lot to be desired but the craftsmanship is good.

The adventure is quite good, it is fairly enjoyable to listen to with songs that work and feel catchy. It is an album with some nice highlights that works well but overall it isn’t a very memorable album and that can be considered something of a weakness. But the storytelling is quite good and I think the story can be said to be relatively interesting so if you like stories from the seas and progressive metal this might be a an interesting album for you and it could be worth checking out.

There are better choices within this genre, more fascinating alums floating on the progressive metal streams but it could still be enjoyable, especially if you enjoy stories about battleships. The best track is the one that opens the album, Oceania, but it might just be down to it starting the album, as you tend to remember the opening and ending tracks the best if all tracks are quite equal as they are on this album. So while it may not be the most memorable album ever, the storytelling is pretty good and therefore it might be worth checking out this album.






Label: Pride & Joy Music
Three similar bands: Dream Theater/Savatage/Shadow Gallery

Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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