Temporal (CD)


Isis

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Amoeba Review

11/05/2012

A band whose unique metal/post-rock fusion was so immaculately constructed as Isis’ deserves a follow-up after that band breaks up. Thus we have Temporal, which delivers a batch of demos, remixes and other songs from the band’s career that is of interest not only to completists, but to anyone who is a fan of the band or is curious about them for the first time. A less bass-heavy and rawer version of Wavering Radiant’s closer “Threshold of Transformation” starts the set on a fierce note, balancing its combustibility with a gorgeous instrumental portion. The band’s instrumental chops are on fine display as well on an alternate demo of “Ghost Key,” eliminating Aaron Turner’s razor-lined vocals and allowing the focus to be on the band’s proggy buildup and evolution of structure. The demos nicely add some rawness to Isis’ densely layered songs, capturing the visceral impact of the vocals on “Carry,” for instance. A cover of Black Sabbath’s “Hand of Doom” lets the band have a bit of fun, while a booming remix of “Not in Rivers, But in Drops” by the Melvins and Lustmord adds some variation. As the fluttering instrumental title track shows, Isis had plenty of nuance to their sound, and across Temporal we get a sense of how Isis arrived there with this stunning conclusion to their career.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Threshold Of Transformation (Demo)
Isis 09:38
2.
Ghost Key (Alternate Demo Version)
Isis 08:34
3.
Wills Dissolve (Alternate Demo Version)
Isis 06:56
4.
Carry (Demo)
Isis 06:30
5.
False Light (Demo)
Isis 07:44
6.
Grey Divide (Demo)
Isis 16:34


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Streetcleaner
Isis 05:44
2.
Hand Of Doom
Isis 08:38
3.
Not In Rivers, But In Drops (Melvins/Lustmord Remix)
Isis , Melvins , Lustmord 05:30
4.
Holy Tears (Thomas Dimuzio Remix)
Isis , Thomas DiMuzio 12:14
5.
Temporal
Isis 02:03
6.
Way Through Woven Branches
Isis 06:24
7.
Pliable Foe
Isis 07:43
8.
20 Minutes / 40 Years (Acoustic Version)
Isis 07:41

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