((Isis)) Band Profile and Upcoming SXSW Concerts - Oh My Rockness

L.A.'s (by way of Boston) Isis have been rocking the epic "doom metal" for the better part of a decade. Think Mogwai meets Tool meets Neurosis meets Jesu meets Pelican (who are on Hydra Head Records, which is owned by Isis' Aaron Turner). Isis somehow manage to make experimental post-sludge-drone-core sound pretty.

But don't get them confused with somebody instantly accessible like Explosions in the Sky. You've got to work to love Isis' screaming experimental sounds. This is a band you have to settle into, so put it on when you plan on being around for awhile and soak in their thunderous, and sometimes uncomfortable, anthems of distortion. And let me tell you this, these guys are INSANE live. You won't forget it.
Published April 06, 2006
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