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ISIS - Celestial

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Hydrahead Records HH666-59
Release Year: 2000
Note: digipack
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €14.00

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Das Debut-Werk einer der interessantesten, Genre-sprengenden Rock-Bands dieser Tage... monumentaler Industrial-Metal mit hoher Emotionalitt, Anklnge an NEUROSIS, etc....

Musically, Celestial is generally slow and repetitive, but that doesn't mean it's monotonous or anything. It's got more of that slow groove thing going for it.. you just sit back, zone in and nod your head to it. This sort of pacing creates a rather brutal sound as the guitars and bass bludgeon an unstoppable path of thickness. The drumming has a natural sound to it, which odd considering the how thick and unnatural the rest of the music sounds sometimes. Amid all of this are a variety of different electronic effects... a subtle whirl here.. a beep there... some feedback over there. It's all very interesting and entertaining but most of all it is powerful. The vocals are pretty much indecipherable from the thick layers of distortion and filter effects. But, perhaps what he says doesn't matter as much as how he says it. The howling wails in C.F.T. speak a lot more then any word can infer and many of the other songs have him screaming and yelling out his lines, which adds a lot of emotion to the music. [Fubarm]