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Isis Posts New Studio Footage Online

New footage of Boston's Isis in the studio working on their new album "Wavering Radiant" has been made available online. The album itself is scheduled for a May 05th release date via Ipecac. It will be preceded by a 2xLP vinyl release via Ipecac on April 21st. Watch the video at this location.

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RememberMetal?'s avatar

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Very promising record, I'm actually in the middle of reviewing it. This is one band whose work you can't review after just three or four spins... I'm revisiting individual tracks a bit more than ussual with "Wavering Radiant"--I don't want to overlook anything. At 7 tracks there is no filler, I can say that much right now.

This is the only band to get a 5 skull review from me for "In the Absence of Truth". The last albums from Converge and Porcupine Tree came closest. I'm hoping Isis can pull it off again.

Now Playing: Isis - "20 Minutes/40 Years"

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 5:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Cozen writes:

Gotta say I'm jealous. Average track length around 8 minutes?

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Exactly. The title track clocks in at under 2 minutes but the rest run 7-11 mins.

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Cozen writes:

Must you rub it in with...???
Now Playing: NEW ISIS

Offering any tidbits?
BTW, how do you land the Isis review?

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 10:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

I have listened to the new album all the way through about 10 times already. I love it. I like it better then their last release. I would say it is right up there with "Panopticon", which is my favorite Isis album. Over the years I have found so many new and interesting bands and I think Isis is evolving in the right direction which is rare.

The only negative thing I can say about the album is it has greatly reduced my listening to Mastodon's new album.

In my opinion, if we all want to start talking about best metal release thus far, "Crack the Sky" and "Wrath" are going to have to step aside for the new Isis. Anyone who disagrees is going to need to clean their ears out lol

Now Playing: "summerland" by Lunatic Soul

# Apr 24, 2009 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cozen writes:

^100% agree...I've been playing the hell out of Crack The Skye. I'm ready for some new Isis. I'm disappointed that there aren't more people posting on this thread.

Sidenote...due to RM's Porcupine Tree review and seeing ^ posts, I've been meaning to check them out (better late...). So I swung by Best Buy and they're charging $15. Man I hate that place. Why do I even walk in there? Oh yeah, my wife is shopping at Old Navy next door. Sorry for the rant.

PTF - if you prefer Panopticon and liked Wavering Radiant better than "...Truth", is Radiant truly a progression or more like Panopticon?

# Apr 25, 2009 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Mr. Blake writes:

I'd say 'Radiant' sits closer to 'Panopticon' than 'Absence'. I was expecting something more like 'Absence' and was a little shocked at what I at first considered a step back.
However, the key to this album, unsurprisingly, is devoting numerous listens to unlocking its mysteries. Once your ears pick up on what Isis is putting down, I realised that this is both true to what has come before, and a huge step forward.
The last half of 'Threshold of Transformation' is godly.

# Apr 26, 2009 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Cozen, It has that blow-your-mind-awesomeness-x factor that "Panopticon" had, but is still major progression from previous albums. Like Mr. Blake said the more and more you listen to the album the more it grows on you. I think the guitar work in particular has stepped up (some help from Adam Jones hehe) and the vocals are much improved.

Again I must say that every Isis album thus far has been amazing in its own right!! I have only felt that way about a few metal bands (Opeth, Meshuggah, Gojira, Between the Buried and Me, Tool, Lamb of God... to name a few).

# Apr 26, 2009 @ 11:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. RememberMetal? writes:

"Panopticon" is one of the best overlooked albums from a well known band...Most fans that don't hold "Celestial" as the best, champion "Oceanic" or "Absence"...People must not have been buying music in 2004 because "Panopticon" is what sold me on Isis.


Now Playing: Psyopus - "Play Some Skynard"

# Apr 27, 2009 @ 6:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

I'll check it out soon. Probably on May 5th.

# Apr 27, 2009 @ 6:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Cozen writes:

Great input fellas...looking forward to the fifth.

PTF - Great list of bands...plucked right from my case logics.
RM - will the review be posted next Tuesday?
Mr. Blake - "godly" huh? Great adjective...I'll keep an ear out for that one.

# Apr 28, 2009 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Cozen writes:

PTF (post #8) "I think the guitar work in particular has stepped up (some help from Adam Jones hehe) and the vocals are much improved."

I'd have to say that 5:07 into "Hand of the Host" is the best example (minus Adam Jones). It was at that moment that I realized what I was listening to...Brilliance!!!

# May 11, 2009 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cruor writes:

One band ive been meaning to check out, any suggestions for a starting spot?

# May 11, 2009 @ 5:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

^ Start with "Panopticon". If the first song "So did we" impresses you then you are on the way to becoming an Isis fan.

# May 11, 2009 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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