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Lucman
March 20th 2019


2307 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can't wait to hear it. This one, at least on first impressions, is near perfect.

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sizeofanocean
March 20th 2019


999 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Panopticon is less sludgey for sure, but the melodies, build-ups and crescenods pay off so damn well that you won't even miss the heavyness

Larkinhill
March 20th 2019


1662 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah Panopticon is definitely better imo, but this is still a very good album.

evilford
April 15th 2019


42094 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Best ISIS agreed

budgie
April 16th 2019


8786 Comments


if i want to get into post-metal is this the album to start with

GhostB1rd
April 16th 2019


2669 Comments


If you're not a lil' bitch it's a good place to start.

However, based on past interactions, you do appear to be quite the lil' bitch.

So maybe.

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2019


13599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Panopticon and Salvation are the ways into post-metal

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budgie
April 16th 2019


8786 Comments


salvation from whiat band?

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2019


13599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Cult of Luna (who in the long run became my fave band in the genre, but Isis are easier to get into)!

budgie
April 16th 2019


8786 Comments


cool thx

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2019


13599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Happy listenin

Larkinhill
April 16th 2019


1662 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Listened to Deafheaven’s Sunbather today and would also call that a good entry point into the genre. Fantastic album.

Sevengill
April 16th 2019


9108 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah try ghost bath too while you're at it

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budgie
April 16th 2019


8786 Comments


me i prefer phantom shower

Sevengill
April 16th 2019


9108 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

it's 2019 man. spectral cascade is where it's at.

sizeofanocean
April 17th 2019


999 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Sunbather is distilled awesomeness, however it is not really a typical post metal album. Blackgaze would be a much more appropriate genre description for the sound of that album, even though there are post metal elements of course

Demon of the Fall
April 17th 2019


10083 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

'Cult of Luna (who in the long run became my fave band in the genre, but Isis are easier to get into)!'

I often hear the opposite re their relative accessibility. Love CoL though, could never quite get into these guys in the same way, although admittedly I should maybe venture beyond their classics.



'if i want to get into post-metal is this the album to start with'

Neurosis is obviously essential but not always the easiest band to delve into, having said that I recommend 'The Eye of Every Storm' as it's both relatively accessible and one of the best albums of all time.

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sizeofanocean
April 17th 2019


999 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

From the tracks i heard CoL sounded more accessible imo

Demon of the Fall
April 17th 2019


10083 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That is indeed what most people say, guess I'd agree in the sense that I've never fully gotten into this band to the same extent, although at this point I'd say that's a difference in taste more than anything else. In other words I've reached the point where I like the band, but further listening isn't helping to elevate this or (especially) Panopticon to the next level.

Who knows maybe one day I'll love it (or this) as much as Neurosis/CoL, you just never know with music.

JohnnyoftheWell
Contributing Reviewer
April 17th 2019


13599 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Panopticon was a love on first listen for me and people seem to find that one easiest to get into, so it's a shame it's not clicking for you :[ I guess WR is probably more accessible in its own way, despite being more convoluted - that album has so much colour!

Agreed on Neurosis being a nightmare to get into, I remember starting with Souls At Zero, feeling it click after forever and then moving onto Enemy of the Sun and having to reassess everything I thought I liked about the band (and then of course TSiB cemented everything)



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