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#482
I listened to about 4 Isis albums last night. "Altered course" is possibly the most moving piece of music I've ever heard. I will forever regret not seeing them last time they were down here
#483
Yeah they have come down near my city a few times... but I just never had the time to come over there... I had too much going on

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#484
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negative, they played shows throughout the summer.

Well yeah, but they announced them breaking up then I believe. I almost saw them on the farewell tour, but my ride bailed ;_;
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#485
Been listening to Mamiffer and Jodis. Pretty cool stuff. Didn't Aaron have a black metal project going, as well? I wanna say it was Old Man Gloom, but they aren't exactly black metal from what I've heard.
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#486
Aaron is a part of Old Man Gloom, but they are definitely not black metal, they're another post-metal group.
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#487
He's the guitarist in Twilight, a USBM band. Don't know what they sound like though.
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#489
Yeah, it's Twilight. Someone on the SMN boards posted a song a few months back, I thought it was good.

EDIT: Is he just the guitarist? I thought he was the vocalist too, for some reason..
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Schecter C-1+ w/ Seymour duncan Jazz (neck) and Full Shred (bridge), with Sperzels
B-52 LG-100A 4x12 half stack
Rogue LX405 Bass
Yamaha classical
Some sort of acoustic Squier
Boss Flanger
Lyon Chorus
#490
I can't believe these guys are broke up... I still think they will do something in the future...

really digging Panopticon

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#491
I'm waiting for Old Man Gloom to pick back up. And that album is my favorite of theirs.
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#494
I already have a shirt by them, so I think I'll just download the albums. I'm excited for them, though.
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#495
Yeah I'm not fussed about the shirts. I probably can't even afford all the albums, so I might just get a couple.
#496
Now, if they were to compile it into a giant vinyl collection, I may bite..
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#497
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Yeah, it's Twilight. Someone on the SMN boards posted a song a few months back, I thought it was good.

EDIT: Is he just the guitarist? I thought he was the vocalist too, for some reason..


I'm positive he does at least some backing vocals. I can definitely hear him at the end of Red Fields.
#498
Did you know that Harris, Clifford Meyer and Caxide are recording some shit together and they're looking forward to publish it ? Should be interesting. (ok Turner was the genius and the ''mind'' of the band but Harris is a superb drummer and I quite like Clifford Meyer's shit with Red Sparowes).
#499
So I just started listening to ISIS (apparently years late, but oh well. Didn't used to listen to any growling. I really like their growling for some reason). Pretty much I've had Wavering Radiant on repeat.

For someone who doesn't like metal a whole ton (but is very open minded) is it worth diggin into the rest of their albums? Or does Wavering Radiant stand apart so much that I'd be displeased?
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#500
All of their albums are worth checking into in my opinion. But you can see a clear progression with each album until Wavering Radiant. They all have their own flavor and I would highly recommend Panopticon and Oceanic most definitely.

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#501
I'd say work backwards. Definitely agree with Panopticon and Oceanic, although they're both a lot more claustrophobic with less clarity in the vocal department.
#504
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Panopticon and Oceanic are the ones to procure, the latter featuring a particularly interesting theme of water.

Yeah, those two are the greats. Can't really go wrong with any of their stuff really though.
#505
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Panopticon and Oceanic are the ones to procure, the latter featuring a particularly interesting theme of water.

Thank you! I'll check out "Panopticon" first.
#506
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Yeah, those two are the greats. Can't really go wrong with any of their stuff really though.


Imo the first 3 albums (Celestial, Oceanic, Panopticon) are essential. ITAOT and WR are less adventurous and more conventionally post-rocky; judging from some recent interviews Aaron Turner seems to be really underwhelmed on how they turned out. I think they're good albums but definitely not on par with their early stuff.

Their EP ''Mosquito Control'' deserves a spin too, Sam.
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#507
Disagree with that. I think the last two albums were both fantastic and I don't really find them to be any more conventional than the older stuff.
#508
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Disagree with that. I think the last two albums were both fantastic and I don't really find them to be any more conventional than the older stuff.


Don't get me wrong, I like them, there are some fantastic songs in both but I feel the first 3 records were more stylistically and thematically coherent.