Oceanic (Ipecac Records 2003)

Album review

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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

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