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Experimental/Post Metal

4.08 | 203 ratings

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3 stars This is my first experience of ISIS music, and the MUSIC itself I must admit is very good. But the singer totally puts me off!

ISIS were recommended me as a band somewhat related to PELICAN (awesome band!) and NEUROSIS (whose “Eye of every Storm” I enjoyed very much). With another good find from the Sludge/Art-Core genre (I mean GIANT SQUID) and awesome Post- Metal THE MORNINGSIDE release I decided to give a chance to both ISIS and CULT OF LUNA (fortunately, our musical shops have some CDs of them). And here I am reviewing “Oceanic”.

This is no way a bad album. But IMHO, if PELICAN manages to work in different moods and related genres (like Post-Rock), ISIS is a bit too straight-forward for me (judging from what I’ve heard here). Even few weeks of numerous listenings didn’t change my mind. They’re not about melodies, they’re about creating atmosphere, and they’re skilled in it, but sorry, only 2-3 memorable tunes per album? And yes, the singer. Not that kind of guy I’d like to invite on my wedding party to sing something :))) – consider this to be a recommendation!

After all: recommended, but beware of the screams instead of vocals and listen to this in a certain mood (otherwise depression will tear you apart! ;) )

Prog-jester | 3/5 |


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