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    Posted: June 16 2010 at 01:32
I want to pick up an ISIS album. Im a newcomer to the band and need a good place to start.

Your recommendations will be very much appreciated. 


Edited by Leo J. - June 16 2010 at 01:34
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 01:35
Panopticon is the most classic Isis album but many here seem to prefer their last album Wavering Radiant, which is a bit more colourful. I am one of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Petrovsk Mizinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 01:50
Oceanic and Panopticon are their two best works IMO.
But that being said, the band put our nothing but good albums IMO.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NecronCommander Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 08:21
I highly recommend Panopticon as a post-metal classic.

I would also get Wavering Radiant, as the album is the best depiction of what ISIS' sound is, even if I don't feel it's their best.

Oceanic is a little more reminiscent of their older material (a little more post-hardcore, grindcore sounds), but it is still an excellent.

In The Absence of Truth is only an average album, but it does have my top 2 ISIS tracks on it ("Wrists of Kings" and "Dulcinea".)

To be honest, you can't really go wrong with anything post-Celestial.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote harmonium.ro Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 08:26
Get Wavering Radiant if you like this:



The best I've heard from them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2010 at 12:52
Panoptican and Wavering Radient are musts. Oceanic and In the Absence of Truth are good but dont match the first two I mentioned. I find Celestial OK but besides the title track nothing special.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Leo J. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2010 at 23:19
Thanks to everyone for their input.  Looks like i'm going pick up Panopticon first, and if that goes well Wavering Radiant will be next.


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listening to celestial right now. 
i am still new to the band but it sounds great. 
maybe a bit strange with the vocals though.... he seems very, very, groaning and naging, nearly too much sometimes, but it is ok. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Evolutionary Sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2010 at 10:44
Originally posted by arkiknecht arkiknecht wrote:

listening to celestial right now. 
i am still new to the band but it sounds great. 
maybe a bit strange with the vocals though.... he seems very, very, groaning and naging, nearly too much sometimes, but it is ok. 


If you like that you'll definitely like the rest of their output....go with Oceanic next.
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