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Experimental/Post Metal

3.42 | 97 ratings

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Citizen Erased
4 stars Chugga-chugga-chugga; the perfect way to sum up Isis's unique interpretation of raw power.

I've not heard Isis's other albums yet so cannot comment on their career as a whole but this album appealed to me from the very start. Through the wonders of Spotify I discovered the track Celestial (The Tower). It's bone-crunchingly heavy and crappy laptop speakers don't do it justice. This is a track to be absorbed through headphones or a top class stereo system.

Waves of distortion and mighty riffs make an extremely heavy opener to the album, particularly when the first scream/roar/growl is uttered - and no, he doesn't scream anything in particular, he just wails. And it sounds orgasmic. It sets a precedent for the entire record, and although certain parts don't always work, for the most part this is a raw but cohesive piece of work that will appeal to anyone who just likes to get a bit angry from time to time.

Citizen Erased | 4/5 |


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