Wednesday, May 18, 2011

ISIS - In the Absence of Truth (2006)

In the Absence of Truth is the fourth full-length studio album by Los Angeles, California-based post-metalbandIsis, released by Ipecac Recordings on October 31, 2006. The album expands upon the group's previous full-length, Panopticon, further exploring lead singer Aaron Turner's clean vocals (though his former techniques, which relied more on screaming and growling are still present as well). Musically, the album is dynamic, ranging from extended musical ambience to almost tribal drumming. Isis continued their lengthy songwriting; Absence is in fact Isis' longest record, at almost 65 minutesWhile no official lyrics have yet been released, the album seems likely to connect with Isis's past legacy of concept albums, wherein some of the lyrics (such as "She was his queen" from "Dulcinea") relate to past themes. Turner has confirmed the presence of a concept: "I won't say what the concept is, but I can give you some clues about what inspired it: Hassan-i-Sabbah, the Islamic mystic cult leader, Don Quixote, Labyrinths." The album takes its title from a quote often attributed to Hassan-i-Sabbah: "Nothing is true, everything is permitted". When it comes to how this quote relates to the album's concept, Turner is again reluctant to reveal too much. "I'll just say that much of working on this record, for me, was about the power and nature of perception, and the ways in which it affects our behavior and the way we see the world," he says. "I'll just leave it at that, and people can draw their own conclusions." - Wikipedia
Jeff Caxide – Bass Guitar 
Aaron Harris – Drums 
Michael Gallagher – Guitar 
Bryant Clifford Meyer – Electronics and Guitar 
Aaron Turner – Vocals, Guitar and Hand-drawn Artwork

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. 1,000 Shards (6:17)
6. All Out of Time, All Into Space (3:04)
7. Holy Tears (7:04)
8. Firdous E Bareen (7:50)
9. Garden of Light (9:17)


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