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CELESTIAL

Isis

 

Experimental/Post Metal

3.42 | 97 ratings

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progtime1234567
3 stars Isis is one of those genre - defining bands. In this case, they define post metal. On Celestial, their first full length, they deliver a good sound that introduced them to the realm of metal.

I listened to Oceanic and Panopticon before I listened to this album, so I wasn't expecting Celestial to be the bands greatest work. I was somewhat correct. Celestial is by no means a bad album, but it doesn't sit on the same bench as Oceanic and Panopticon. There are some great moments, whether it's the repeating, almost mechanic riffs, or the slower parts that eventually crescendo and reveal the song's climax.

Celestial was a good album, but that's about all it was to me. I wouldn't listen to it right away if you are just now getting into Isis or post metal. I do give it a lot of credit however, because it really set Isis up and got them going off in the right direction. Then they became a hugely influential band and spawned many other bands to follow them down the path that Isis trail blazed.

progtime1234567 | 3/5 |

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