Tuesday, August 29, 2006

isis report

new isis record? 'In The Absence Of Truth'? i think it kinda sucks. i loved all their stuff up to 'oceanic' a lot, and 'panopticon' was pushing it kinda, but i really like moments from that too. i'm all for shaving off those goatees and getting 'zen', but this record is way too flat. the songs build and simmer, but to no result. um, 'Garden Of Light'? 'Wrists Of Kings'? 'Not In Rivers, But In Drops'? they sound like their titles. slightly pretentious and labored-over. they're trying too hard i think, and it comes through in this recording. like forcing something through a small door. you can feel what they're going for, but they're miles off course...

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