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Isis - In the Fishtank vol. 14 (with Aereogramme) CD (album) cover




Experimental/Post Metal

2.99 | 25 ratings

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2 stars Golden Spiral's review says everything you need to know about the Fishtank series. Well this Fishtank brings two ands with a few common characteristics together. Being a huge Isis fan I wanted to buy this one. To tell the truth I don't enjoy Aereogramme as much. Aereogramme, while at times heavy, has a more alternative and electronic approach. What I expected was an interesting but surely not essential and that's exactly what I got.

The album is really pleasant but it's only 25 minutes. It consists of three songs which are pretty much in the vein of Isis but softer and with electronics added. "Low Tide" is the opening track. It sounds like most post-rock based Isis songs with very nice electronics added. Vocals here by Aereogramme's vocalist give a new perspective to the Isis-based music and may sound a bit odd in the begging to Isis fans. I really enjoy the ending where the electronics lead the song. The second track "Delial" is the shortest of the album with distorted guitars this time which along with bass guitar and drums create a strong rhythmic base for Turner's vocals to take over as the melodic instrument. The last track, "Stolen", is the longest track of the album. Like Golden Spiral said, it's an ambient song that reminds me of massive attack. I really seem to enjoy the vocals in this one.

Overall, I think both bands had a great time doing this. Both bands show how influenced they are from post-rock. I give it two stars (Collectors/fans only) because while non- Isis/Aereogramme fans may like this album, it's too short to be recommended. It's probably mostly for curious people.

sularetal | 2/5 |


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