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Release date: 5 May 2009
Style: Post-metal

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8.4 | 205 votes

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01. Hall Of The Dead
02. Ghost Key
03. Hand Of The Host
04. Wavering Radiant
05. Stone To Wake A Serpent
06. 20 Minutes / 40 Years
07. Threshold Of Transformation
08. Way Through Woven Branches [Japanese bonus]

Review
Lyrics (7)


Line-up
Aaron Bradford Turner - guitars, vocals
Michael Gallagher - guitars
Bryant Clifford Meyer - electronics, guitars
Aaron Harris - drums
Jeff Caxide - bass

Guest musicians
Adam Jones - guitars, keyboards

Guest review by
pdepmcp

Rating:
9.1
Many people think that Isis is a band in constant evolution that explores even further what is apparently yet avant-garde. With a strong sludge basis they move in the territory of post and alternative rock with the constant progression of a journey started only five studio records ago.

It's probably a right point of view, but I prefer to consider Isis a band with many souls, with each soul struck in a different music style, and in constant search of internal equilibrium.

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published 19.12.2009 | Comments (5)

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tea[m]ster - 03.03.2012 at 16:52  
Rating: 10 Hmmm, the bass guitar on this album just blows me away, actually the whole damn aura of the album does. A fine way to exit if you ask me. "Hand of the Host" is the best song by Isis; Flame on!
monur - 21.09.2012 at 10:48  
Rating: 4 This is soulless music. I don't recommend it to anyone
BlueMobius - 21.09.2012 at 14:19  
 
Written by monur on 21.09.2012 at 10:48

This is soulless music. I don't recommend it to anyone


Your recommendation is so important but I think I'll buy it anyway.
monur - 21.09.2012 at 16:16  
Rating: 4
Written by BlueMobius on 21.09.2012 at 14:19

Written by monur on 21.09.2012 at 10:48

This is soulless music. I don't recommend it to anyone


Your recommendation is so important but I think I'll buy it anyway.


Last week i listened to Arcturus "The Sham Mirros", and i was astonished in no time. Such a beautiful music that was. Today i accidently saw Isis somewhere and remmembered how much pain i felt forcing myself listening to this album last year. I was acting according to the rating system of Metal Storm and I was wrong. It was an untolerable music posing as if it had some kind of artistic value. I was mostly offended by their false (sham!) image. Since last week i keep on listening to Arcturus and very much enjoying it. I don't mean to hurt metal lovers like you but i had to say it. Just like Skeletonwitch's first album "Beyond the Permafrost" is much much better than the overrated last album "Forever Abomination", and Be'lakor's first and second album is so gerater than their last album, also which is overrrated by Metal Storm users.
BlueMobius - 21.09.2012 at 17:23  
 
Written by monur on 21.09.2012 at 16:16

Today i accidently saw Isis somewhere and remmembered how much pain i felt forcing myself listening to this album last year.


I'm just not quite sure you understand or even like the genre Isis is a part of. It's not the same thing as Arcturus. Arcturus is very easy on the ears with fairly typical song structures. Arcturus comes off on the ears much like a nice coffee with a cream and sugar does the tongue - sweet and satisfying for the moment. Isis is more like a hot black coffee that one comes to find bitter at first but after many drinks he slowly consumes his tongue knows the roast well and finds it superior to the sugary, creamed coffee.
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.09.2012 at 17:31  
Rating: 7 Sounds like the "ponderer" argument to me. "Enslaved are shit because they don't sound like Nevermore"
BlueMobius - 21.09.2012 at 17:36  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.09.2012 at 17:31

Sounds like the "ponderer" argument to me. "Enslaved are shit because they don't sound like Nevermore"


Yeah, the bands are really apples and oranges when it comes to genre/sound/songwriting
!J.O.O.E.! - 21.09.2012 at 17:37  
Rating: 7
Written by BlueMobius on 21.09.2012 at 17:36


Yeah, the bands are really apples and oranges when it comes to genre/sound/songwriting

Yeah, it was a totally nonsensical rant about how good Arcturus are and about certain bands' debut albums being better than follow ups. I don't see what any of that has to do with Isis.
Atrus - 26.02.2013 at 01:52  
Rating: 10 Another Isis awesome work. Really emotive. And BTW Arcturus is awesome too. Different styles.
BoxCar Willy - 27.06.2013 at 15:48  
Rating: 7 Enjoyable, I prefer their older works.
tea[m]ster - 27.06.2013 at 18:32  
Rating: 10
Written by BoxCar Willy on 27.06.2013 at 15:48

Enjoyable, I prefer their older works.


One of my rare 10's. The core drum and bass sound did it for me.
tea[m]ster - 27.06.2013 at 18:34  
Rating: 10
Written by BoxCar Willy on 27.06.2013 at 15:48

Enjoyable, I prefer their older works.


Oh and did you listen to Palms yet?

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