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#1 Carl

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 06:07 PM

I freakin love isis the band. Does anybody here know them? They sound like if mastodon would cover a godspeed you black emperor album. It's superb

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:00 PM

That's a good description of their sound.
I saw them open for Tool on the 10000 days tour. They put on a good show for sure.
I only have their first ep. I should check out some of their other stuff. What do you reccomend?

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 03:50 AM

Love this band

 

Temporal, Celestial is a good place to start for their early raw sludge sound

I think Oceanic & Panopticon are generally considered their classic albums, combining more post-rock elements into the sludge formula. Both are awesome. 

In the Absence of Truth & Wavering Radiant are more experimental/progressive I think, with more fluid song structures and varied instrumentation. 

 

Would you say that's a decent summary Carl?

 

Wavering Radiant is my #1 for sure. I'm probably biased cause that was my intro to Isis but that's an all-timer for me. Very lush production, and lots of keys that add a great atmospheric layer their older stuff didn't have. It's got two amazing bonus tracks too.

 

I'd also highly recommend Sumac if you haven't heard them, it's Aaron Turner from Isis on guitar/vocals, Brian Cook from Russian Circles on bass, & Nick Yacyshyn on drums. It's like, avant-garde experimental mathy sludge metal. Absolutely rules. 



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 11:32 PM

Old man gloom uploaded one of their new albums https://m.youtube.co...h?v=eZHCc1w9mFg

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 12:47 AM

I checked out Wavering Radiant last weekend.
I also liked the keys. Almost Deep Purple like at times lol. On to Oceanic and Panopticon.

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 01:37 PM

I checked out Wavering Radiant last weekend.
I also liked the keys. Almost Deep Purple like at times lol. On to Oceanic and Panopticon.


Adam Jones is featured on a couple tracks on it, guitar on hall of the dead and then keys on waivering radient.

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 01:42 PM

I love Isis. Especially Celestial and Oceanic, which I have on vinyl. I'm not too familiar with the other records though – not sure why.

Saw Sumac in London a few years ago (on the second LP tour), three phenomenal musicians in complete sync with each other. Mindblowing performance in a tiny, tiny venue. Turner looked like the wild man of the mountain.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 02:10 PM

they did a one off benefit show when cave in/old man gloom's bassist past away. the whole show was lived streamed,

old man gloom, cave in, and pelican also played



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 03:04 PM

In the absence of truth is also amazing. All their albums are great actually, i find they have a very consistent sound. If you listen to their whole discography from beginning to end in one afternoon, you feel a slight movement from more sludgy, via post rock, to a bit morepsych/proggy (but mildly so). Like nephilim said basically :-)

Im sad i never got to see them live. Their live sound must have been epic. They're also ipecac btw, that label got a ton of good stuff




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