Spotlight on ISIS
|On May 18th, 2010 ISIS announced that they would be splitting up. This is a real downer. I'm very grateful that I was able to see them live a couple of times. ISIS has been one of the most interesting and unique metal bands around for over a decade. Brutally heavy a good portion of the time, but just as often exploring ethereal textures, with layers of guitars and electronics. ISIS built majestic soundscapes and then obliterated them with crushing riffs and vocals.
Here's my take on their most important albums. All are masterpieces.
Their finest effort.
Key songs: "The Beginning And The End", "False Light", "From Sinking", "Hymn"
Key songs: "Wills Dissolve", "Syndic Calls", "Grinning Mouths"
In The Absence of Truth
Their 2nd finest effort.
Key songs: "Wrists of Kings", "Not In Rivers, But In Drops", "Dulcinea", "Holy Tears", "Garden Of Light"
Key songs: "20 Minutes/40 Years", "Threshold Of Tranformation"