Izah - Sistere



8.1 | 51 votes |
Release date: 23 February 2015
Style: Sludge metal

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28 have it
4 want it


01. Indefinite Instinct
02. Duality
03. Finite Horizon
04. Sistere

I reviewed their 2008 EP and thought they had potential. Consider that potential realized. Four tracks, all over 10 minutes, one over 30 - including one from the EP - show they've improved significantly over the years. Well done.

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27.02.2015 - 02:51
basquetal
This album is incredible, too bad only few people are given proper attention to it. One of the best so far in 2015 for sure.
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28.02.2015 - 21:17
Rating: 8
Neachy
Written by basquetal on 27.02.2015 at 02:51

This album is incredible, too bad only few people are given proper attention to it. One of the best so far in 2015 for sure.


Agreed. I suspect it will gain more attention as the year goes on. An excellent post-metal album.
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20.03.2015 - 15:25
Dima
Listen to it people.
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20.03.2015 - 17:47
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Okay post metal, typical Izah.
Live they are better than on album by quite a bit.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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21.03.2015 - 02:43
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Really, really good. Old and copied post metal formula done quite nicely. Good production too, love this kind of layered guitar work. Best post metal I've heard so far this year next to Oceanwake's debut album. You should all check that out
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rekt
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23.03.2015 - 14:15
Dima
Hmm up to a 9. Can't get enough of it. I always get excited for the horns(?) in the last song.
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05.04.2015 - 17:52
Rating: 8
musclassia
This is seriously good. I heard Oceanwake just prior to it, and whilst I thought it was pretty good, I found it a bit detached at times in its split of somewhat sludgy CoL-esque post-metal and dainty post-rock/metalgaze lighter sections. Meanwhile, I found this album at times (particularly on the title track) to be relatively distinct from the post-metal pack in terms of its positive, post-rock-like atmosphere but played as heavy post-metal, although obviously quite a lot of the time it is still typically heavy and punchy and does do the usual dark-heavy, light-soft split at several points. The clean vocals are intriguing as well. I'd probably argue that it doesn't need to be quite so long - the title track is a tad impenetrable at a full half-hour, especially given how the last 5 minutes is gradually descending into noise, but the climactic parts with horns and euphoric playing was great. Not amazing but a rather strong effort.
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19.04.2015 - 12:03
Music4TheSpirit
MetalForTheSpiri
Sounds good, it has its ups and have some parts that are more like to feel in the time...

In other hand the last part of the last song is simply stunning!
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In this days we seem to be limited by scientific knowledge
"I'm a good man... while that don't interfere with my interest" Anonymous , taken from the low moderm and post-moderm consciences
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25.05.2015 - 22:24
Rating: 9
Mechaniacal
It's been out since February? How did I miss this? Holy shit.
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27.05.2015 - 18:09
3rdWorld
China was a neat
I don't know what they are trying to do. There are dragged moments and partly heavy moments but it just doesn't work for me. Bored halfway through the first track I skipped this. :-/
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29.05.2015 - 19:14
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Finally came back to this one for a deeper listen. Not seeing what all the fuss is about. The elements are all there, but I find these guys to just be sloppy songwriters. Everything feels like it was just thrown in a blender and left chunky.
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29.05.2015 - 20:28
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by flightoficarus on 29.05.2015 at 19:14

Finally came back to this one for a deeper listen. Not seeing what all the fuss is about. The elements are all there, but I find these guys to just be sloppy songwriters.


Agreed. But then again 99% of the bands that play post-metal are immensely sloppy songwriters.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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29.05.2015 - 20:33
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2015 at 20:28

Agreed. But then again 99% of the band sthat play post-metal are immensely sloppy songwriters.


Someone finally had the balls to say it.
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29.05.2015 - 20:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by flightoficarus on 29.05.2015 at 20:33

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2015 at 20:28

Agreed. But then again 99% of the bands that play post-metal are immensely sloppy songwriters.


Someone finally had the balls to say it.



I am not know for my tact, so....
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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29.05.2015 - 20:43
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2015 at 20:42

I am not know for my tact, so....


Just out of curiosity, who IS in that 1% for you?
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29.05.2015 - 21:01
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by flightoficarus on 29.05.2015 at 20:43


Just out of curiosity, who IS in that 1% for you?


Neurosis (even though one could argue they aren't post metal), Isis, Cult Of Luna, Ortega, that's about it.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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30.05.2015 - 11:31
Paź
ex-News Man
You forgot about Blindead
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31.05.2015 - 05:31
Rating: 9
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2015 at 20:42

Written by flightoficarus on 29.05.2015 at 20:33

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.05.2015 at 20:28

Agreed. But then again 99% of the bands that play post-metal are immensely sloppy songwriters.


Someone finally had the balls to say it.



I am not know for my tact, so....

Marcel, just don't. Ever. Again. Stay in your realm, thanks
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rekt
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02.06.2015 - 05:57
Rating: 9
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 21.03.2015 at 02:43

Really, really good. Old and copied post metal formula done quite nicely. Good production too, love this kind of layered guitar work. Best post metal I've heard so far this year next to Oceanwake's debut album. You should all check that out

Gotta concur on this one.

This isn't sloppy post-metal at all.
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05.06.2015 - 04:38
Rating: 9
Diverge
Very impressed with this album. Now we'll see if Rosetta can one-up them for post metal album of the year. :O
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28.09.2016 - 18:41
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 20.03.2015 at 17:47

Okay post metal, typical Izah.
Live they are better than on album by quite a bit.

They suprised my quite a bit on Assymetry. Usually not my genre but it was quite epic. Gonna listen to the album now. And btw, change genre on these guys
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27.08.2019 - 13:25
Mercurial
This really is very good still. There's a certain oomph they have which I find other post-metal types lack, but it could just be their sound I like, along with the vocals which are very much up my alley.
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