Isis - Oceanic


8.8 | 280 votes |
Release date: 16 September 2002
Style: Post-metal

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387 have it
33 want it


01. The Beginning And The End
02. The Other
03. False Light
04. Carry
05. -
06. Maritime
07. Weight
08. From Sinking
09. Hym

Top 20 albums of 2002: 6
Top 200 albums of all time: 133

Staff review by
Herzebeth
Rating:
9.3
I don't know how to react after hearing Oceanic. I feel relaxed and even doped as this album is really a huge and weird trip to another rare world. A band that mixes noisecore with ambient passages and is just marvelous (or weird, it depends on your ears), so let me tell you more about this CD.

The first track "The Beginning And The End" starts very strong, as the drums enter with a catchy beat and then after some melodic arrangements Turner presents incredible violent vocalizations giving the song that extra twitch we all love. The song is 8 minutes long and only a few of those minutes have vocals. The other parts of this track are just aggressive riffs, breakdowns, incredible bridges (check the one in the fifth minute) and a lot of atmospheric sequences.

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published 18.08.2005 | Comments (7)

Guest review by
Candlemass
Rating:
9.5
A great dive into deep sound, just a majestic atmosphere warping you tighter as you further deepen the dive into this amazing release.
Isis create a Sludge Metal experience none have preformed so purely before, the only ones that could be credited with such ambiance in there metallic sluggish approach to music are Neurosis.

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published 10.07.2008 | Comments (1)

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11.10.2013 - 14:51
Rating: 10
_deepblack

Posts: 210
From: Iran

Great concept for the album the tracks Weight and From sinking are amazing
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3rdWorld
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From: India

Listened to this today, didn't find anything remarkable or standout in the first listen. It is obviously less metal and less heavy than the last album though. My complains would be that the snare sounds too odd, heavy and isolated at various stages through the album and kinda sterile too.
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