Originally Posted by DarkAngel
I was just listening to new Wavering Radient yesterday again being duely impressed.......I don't remember if you like other Isis albums or just don't care for any of thier work?
I am surprised that it is has made no impression with you since you generally like progressive metal even more than I, almost everyone who is Isis fan thinks it is either thier best album or close to the best they have ever done. Also almost all Mastodon fans also like Isis so yes it is a bit strange that WR does not meet your approval
Yeah, I am not a fan of any of their releases. To me, they really seem to go nowhere (or at least anywhere that I find worthwhile). Isis is reminds me of Opeth's - Black Rose Immortal
in that it goes a lot of places and has a a lot of ideas thrown in, but I am really engaged with BRI
, whereas I shortly tune out pretty much any of Isis' songs. They make great background music, but I cannot make it through an album. Callisto
is very simplistic like Isis
, but Callisto
has more melody and better song ideas. Obviously this is my opinion, but I can listen to Noir
repeatedly, because of the great song structure, jazzy influences, and outstanding atmosphere.
One of the parts that bugs me about Isis is the mix and repetitiveness of the snare (?) drum. It is too high in the mix, and there are many songs where it has the same pacing where it sticks out too much.
To be fair, I am not a huge fan of most of the previous work from Mastodon
(at least currently), and Crack The Skye
has some duds as well. I mainly listen to that album for the last track, The Last Baron
, because of the great flow and killer guitar work. The Ozzy'ish vocals are nice, but that track has so many great melodies such great vibe. I bet it will be a great live track.