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Panopticon or Lateralus

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Topic: Panopticon or Lateralus
Posted By: JROCHA
Subject: Panopticon or Lateralus
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 13:45
Here are two great albums, both albums are heavy and epic. And both have their amazing moments. Just curious to see which album people prefer. Tool is way more popular but Isis one the great bands of today.





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Posted By: topofsm
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 14:18

I wish I could vote Lateralus and be a Tool  fanboy, but alas, I haven't heard Panopticon. However, I sincerely doubt anything could be better than perfection. Tongue

 
*Puts Panopticon on 'to get' list.


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Posted By: JLocke
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 14:21
Tool are big fans of Isis' music, and vice-versa. They are both great bands and albums, but the problem with Isis is in my opinion the'r albums become repetetive after the first few listens. Not enough variety between the songs.
 
Plus I happen to think La te ra lus is the greatest Prog Rock album of all time, so yeah . . . can't really top it if someone is as big of a Tool freak as I am.


Posted By: Moatilliatta
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 14:22

Garsh, I love both.



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Posted By: The Miracle
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 15:01
Oooh, apples or oranges?Cry
I guess personally I like Lateralus more but they're so hard to compare, its music for different moods...


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Posted By: keiser willhelm
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 15:02
meh, i love isis a lot but panopticon didnt do it for me. Id take Oceanic or any of their earlier EPs over it. which isnt to say its bad just that i was underwhelmed.
Lateralus for me please. diverse and interesting.


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Posted By: The Pessimist
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 16:15
It's a toughy. But I'm afraid Lateralus is the most interesting, although Panopticon is one of Post-Metal's finest albums as well.

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Posted By: King Crimson776
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 16:38
Lateralus, but I do like Isis a lot. Panopticon has some really epic moments, especially the climax in In Fiction. Still, with songs like The Grudge, Schism, Parabola, Lateralus, Reflection etc. it's pretty hard to beat such an album.

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Posted By: TalmLikeABalm
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 22:41
Yeah, this one is gonna be a blowout.


Posted By: Dim
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 22:52
Damn, I love going for the under-dogs in these polls, but Panopticon just cant edge out such an incredible album as lateralus. Both groups are wonderful, and did a lot as far as my musical growth goes, But a masterpiece is a masterpiece.

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Posted By: Petrovsk Mizinski
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 22:54
I'll break away from the general mold here.
Panopticon from me.
I love both albums, but Panopticon is the more powerful of the two for me.


Posted By: Petrovsk Mizinski
Date Posted: February 01 2009 at 22:59
Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

Tool are big fans of Isis' music, and vice-versa. They are both great bands and albums, but the problem with Isis is in my opinion the'r albums become repetetive after the first few listens. Not enough variety between the songs.
 
Plus I happen to think La te ra lus is the greatest Prog Rock album of all time, so yeah . . . can't really top it if someone is as big of a Tool freak as I am.


To be fair, I hear a lot of people, just as many as they ones that talk about Isis in that way, that think Tool songs become repetitive.
The whole point of Isis is about repetition to an extent, otherwise it wouldn't be really post metal would it?Wink
That said, I think both bands are hugely creative and neither sound repetitive to the point of losing it for me.


Posted By: Evolutionary Sleeper
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 01:01
Originally posted by p0mt3 p0mt3 wrote:

Tool are big fans of Isis' music, and vice-versa. They are both great bands and albums, but the problem with Isis is in my opinion the'r albums become repetetive after the first few listens. Not enough variety between the songs.
 
Plus I happen to think La te ra lus is the greatest Prog Rock album of all time, so yeah . . . can't really top it if someone is as big of a Tool freak as I am.


Agreed. It's definitely my favorite album of all time. :3


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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 04:19
Sorry Isis, you never stood a chance

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Posted By: Zargus
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 06:23
Lateralus = one of the best albums ever.

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Posted By: manofmystery
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 14:12
I don't know anything about Panopticon but I will take any opportunity to vote against Tool Big smile

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Posted By: BroSpence
Date Posted: February 02 2009 at 21:32
Well Tool and Lateralus for that matter is awesome.  Isis is boring, and I'd much rather hear In Absence... instead.



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