Panopticon (Ipecac 2004)

album review

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Again Isis have stretched the boundries of where heavy music can go. The experimental, sometimes epic jams, and spacey interludes engulf the listener in melodic beauty. A heavy tension occasionally bubbles up from under the textured layers of clean guitars, bass, and drums to the surface and explodes into brutally heavy riffage. The vocals are powerful and haunting when present, which isn't often. I'm definately not complaining, not that I don't like the vocals, but most of the time the music alone is all that's needed here.
Roll one up and listen to this album.

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Reviewed by: Wolfie