That's the part of the band that I think most hardcore fans connected with.
It's also the part that you either "get" or don't get.
It was completely missing from Z and was too absent from
But still, Oceania was a very good album because Billy's songwriting is so excellent. Just not on par with any of 90's albums. Violet Rays might be the exception though. Sometimes I like it as much as something from MCIS.
I really enjoyed Billy's vocal delivery on Mary Star of the Sea, but I haven't since. On a song like Desire, it just sounded impressive. On Oceania, there's just not a lot that's charming or impressive about his voice. The closest we get is something like Inkless, where Billy is, at his best, attempting to sound like he did with MSotS.