Now signed to
Mike Patton's imprint Ipecac records, Isis comes back
around with "Oceanic". As you've heard in their records,
Isis has been hanging out with Neurosis way too much.
They continue down the same paths, but whereas Neurosis
went more for a stripped down almost acoustic sound
on "A Sun that Never Sets", Isis breaks out a big
sample of low key bluesy solos, taking straight key
notes from records such as "A Saucer Full of Secrets"
and any one of Black Sabbath's first 8 records.
-- ( yes that is the title that's not a mistake) is
a laid back 2:05 sample fest intro for the even more
tripped "Maritime" (which reminds me more and more of
songs from Pink Floyd's "Ummagumma". It's so low key
and great for smoking to. Even though this album is
more laid back for Isis, this is still them in their
greatest form and Classic!
Reviewed by: Godawfulcommiepigfuckingbastards