Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Hook of the Day - ISIS "Holy Tears"

by Wayne Graham

Given our frequent mentions of bands like Tool, Mastodon, Neurosis, and Torche, it should come as no surprise that ISIS is highly thought-of round these parts. All of these bands share qualities that are thankfully more and more common in metal these days---focus, dynamics, intensity, sensitivity, texture, vulnerability, and sheer sonic weight. Hopefully, if you're into this kind of thing, you already know about ISIS and the amazing work they do. If not, start with 2006's In the Absence of Truth, and work your way back through their excellent catalog. From that album, here's the recently released video for "Holy Tears." "Holy shit!" is more like it. This mofo is intense.

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