“Universums härd” (Swedish for “The Hearth of the Universe”) guides your mind back across the vast emptiness of space and time, through the aeons, to a place of primordial wonder, the origin of our Universe and the creation of everything. At least, these meditations on infinity is the intended concept behind Ocean Chief’s fifth full-length album, the second to be re released by I Hate. Not content with the constraints of Earth, the Chief sets out to rule the cosmic ocean! The previous album, “Sten”, was an imposing monolith. Huge, heavy and crushing beyond measure. Lots of things have changed since then: the tempo has been increased and the songs are a lot shorter and more melodic, yet they retain an ominous bite that leaves your mind searing. This album will demolish you too, have no doubt about it! So buckle up to enjoy collisions on a cosmic scale and burn brightly in the Hearth of the Universe.