Metal Mondays: ISIS, in memoriam

“We’ve seen too many bands push past the point of a dignified death and we all promised one another early on in the life of the band that we would do our best to ensure ISIS would never fall victim to that syndrome.”

One of my favorite bands, ISIS ended their 13-year run with a show in Montreal two weeks ago. I spent much of my 19th and 20th years listening to their brooding, paranoid strain of post-metal. Aaron Turner and company synthesized destruction and beauty; a single song, like the one above, offers transcendent instrumentals juxtaposed with guttural fury.

I’ll miss them. Enjoy.

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