Waves Ahead of the Ocean is the follow up to Rainbows Are Free's 2010 breakout album, Believers In Medicine. Their sophomore release heralds a unique interpretation of a bygone era of classic heaviness, setting them apart from contemporaries with whom they have shared the stage (Saint Vitus, High on Fire, The Sword, Pallbearer, Kylesa, Dead Meadow). Waoto conjures up dark occult imagery and apocalyptic soundscapes that create an ominous portend of doom for all who listen. The band, fronted by the soaring and snarling nigh 7 foot cyclone of weirdness that is Brandon Kistler, continues to shock and amaze often jaded indie club audiences. This is achieved in no small part due to the guitar prowess of Richie Tarver joined by Lucas Watson ucas Watson on rhythm guitar, and the thunderous low end of bassist Chad Hougue and drummer Bobby Onspaugh.