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Experimental/Post Metal

3.74 | 174 ratings

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4 stars The first time I heard about Isis, was like a Hardcore band, and I wasn't too interested in them, so I didn't listened to them. Then I saw many Prog Metal listeners that recommenden me to listen to Isis, and I was like "Isn't that a hardcore band"?, and they said to me that they used to be a Hardcore band, but now they are something very different to what they used to be. Also, by that time I wasn't very familiarized with Post-Rock, so, I didn't knew what to expect from Isis. Then, I got convinced to listen to them, and I got Panopticon, and instantly, my thoughts about Isis were changed, the music amazed me, and some time passed and I continued listening to Panopticon, then one day I decided to listen to their latest album, In The Absence of Truth, then I got it, and I was more amazed than the first time I listened to Panopticon, In The Absence Of Truth is a truly amazing album, from start to end, it catches you.

Now, let's start with the music, it sound like an instrumental and heavier Tool with some vocals and growls, with Post-Rock influence in the vein of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and heavy riffing. The music really catches you in an acid trip without taking any drugs, in my case, the music of this album not only makes a beautiful sound, it also creates an atmosphere, and it even gives me the sensation of creating images with the music. Though there is some vocals in here, the songs don't really need vocals, the atmosphere created is enough to enjoy this album, but also, the growling makes me imagine the image that has been created, being broken. Really, there is much more than only instrumental playing here, and I think instrumental playing should be like this and not only showing off how many "talent" and technique you have, like many bands do, guess about what I'm talking about, heh.

And well, what can more I add?, this album is a must for Prog Metal and Post-Rock listeners, both will be pleased by hearing this.

Kazuzu | 4/5 |


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