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Boston, United States (1997 – present). Formed in Boston in 1997, Isis is a band that combines ambience, atmosphere, and aggression to form a unique style of metal music. Isis draws from post-rock, which leans away from the traditional elements of choruses, verses, repetitive vocals, or fast/repetitive riffs. Compared to many post-rock bands, though, Isis displays more hardcore and sludge influence [ especially in their pre-Celestial era ].

Frontman Aaron Turner, when posed the challenge of defining Isis, stated they were best described as “avant-garde, drone-oriented rock, but that doesn’t completely cover the bases.” Some fans and critics tend to label Isis as post-metal. This genre is associated with similar-sounding contemporaries such as Pelican, Cult of Luna and Rosetta.

Members of Isis are active in a variety of other projects: Aaron Turner was associated with black metal supergroup Twilight (who have officialy disbanded in 2008), appears in House of Low Culture with Isis bassist Jeff Caxide, and plays in Old Man Gloom. Live guitarist Bryant Clifford Meyer appears in Red Sparowes, Windmills by the Ocean, and The Gersch.

Artist - Melvins / ISIS Album - Split Release Date - 2010 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 01 - Pig house (alt. version) 02 - I'll finish you off (alt. version) 03 - Way through woven branches 04 - The pliable foe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Melvins / ISIS - Split -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Demo Release Date - 1998 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 Smiles and Handshakes 6:02 2 Catalyst 4:26 3 Ochre 4:40 4 Lines Across Eyes 5:47 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Demo Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Mosquito Control Ep Release Date - 1998 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 Poison Eggs 6:42 2 Life Under the Swatter 5:50 3 Hive Destruction 4:10 4 Relocation Swarm 11:43 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Mosquito Control Ep Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Sawblade Release Date - 1999 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 Emission of the Signal 4:53 2 Streetcleaner 5:42 3 Hand of Doom 8:36 4 House of Low Culture 11:09 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Sawblade Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - The Red Sea Release Date - 1999 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 Charmicarmicarmicat Shines to Earth 2:23 2 The Minus Times 5:26 3 Red Sea 7:20 4 Smiles and Handshakes 6:02 5 Catalyst 4:26 6 Ochre 4:41 7 Lines Across Eyes 5:47 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - The Red Sea Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Celestial Release Date - 2000 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 SGNL>01 0:55 2 Celestial (The Tower) 9:42 3 Glisten 6:35 4 Swarm Reigns (Down) 6:02 5 SGNL>02 0:51 6 Deconstructing Towers 7:30 7 SGNL>03 0:35 8 Collapse and Crush 5:55 9 C.F.T. (New Circuitry and Continued Evolution) 5:43 10 Gentle Time 7:02 11 SGNL>04 (End Transmission) 1:07 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Celestial Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS / Pig Destroyer Album - Split Release Date - 2000 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 01 Streetcleaner 02 Genital Grinder - Regurgitation of Giblets 03 Exhume to Consume -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Split Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Oceanic Release Date - 2002 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 The Beginning and the End 8:02 2 The Other 7:15 3 False Light 7:42 4 Carry 6:48 5 - 2:05 6 Maritime 3:03 7 Weight 10:46 8 From Sinking 8:24 9 Hym 9:13 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Oceanic Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Panopticon Release Date - 2004 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 So Did We 7:30 2 Backlit 7:43 3 In Fiction 8:58 4 Wills Dissolve 6:46 5 Syndic Calls 9:39 6 Altered Course 9:57 7 Grinning Mouths 8:27 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Panopticon Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - In the Absence of Truth Release Date - 2006 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 1 Wrists of Kings 7:45 2 Not in Rivers, But in Drops 7:48 3 Dulcinea 7:10 4 Over Root and Thorn 8:31 5 1000 Shards 6:18 6 All Out of Time, All Into Space 3:04 7 Holy Tears 7:04 8 Firdous E Bareen 7:51 9 Garden of Light 9:17 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - In the Absence of Truth Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Holy Tears And Not In Rivers But In Drops Release Date - 2008 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 01 - isis - holy tears 02 - isis - holy tears (lustmord - melvins remix) 03 - isis - holy tears (live) 04 - isis - not in ivers but in drops 05 - isis - not in rivers but in drops (thomas dimuzio remix) 06 - isis - not in rivers but in drops (live) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Holy Tears And Not In Rivers But In Drops Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Artist - ISIS Album - Live UK Release Date - 2008 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist 01 - intro 02 - so did we 03 - dulcinea 04 - isis_20081204_track4 05 - in fiction 06 - grinning mouths 07 - holy tears 08 - the beginning & the end 09 - hive destruction 10 - carry -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Live UK 2008 Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- isis-wavering-radiant Artist - ISIS Album - Wavering Radiant Release Date - 2009 Genre - Ambient-metal Progressive-metal Sludge-metal Tracklist Hall Of The Dead Ghost Key Hand Of The Host Wavering Radiant Stone To Wake A Serpent 20 Minutes / 40 Years Threshold of Transformation -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISIS - Wavering Radiant Password - SirensSound.blogspot.com --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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