Probably the defining ISIS album now that it's said and done, showcasing a band at the height of a monumental transition, "Oceanic" was/is hailed by many fans as ISIS' landmark album, earned widespread critical acclaim and was even dubbed "seminal" by Drowned In Sound.
Raising the massive bridge between crushing metal and atmospheric post-rock, ISIS truly came into their own sound on this brilliant sophomore album. This stunning double LP is unquestionably one of ISIS' pinnacle achievements getting the proper vinyl treatment it so utterly deserves.
Fully printed on reverse-board stock with "tip-on" style gatefold Stoughton jackets and printed innersleeves, the audio for this new vinyl pressing was carefully remastered by Mika Jussila of Finnvox Studios.
The clarity that's been revealed in these songs was surprising even to me. I've heard these songs probably thousands of times. When I listened to the remastered version of Weight it was like I was back in the studio recording the song. I also noticed a lot of new detail in Jeff's bass guitar, and energy in the guitars. I know Oceanic is a favorite among fans, and I think this remaster will bring a new appreciation even to those who have heard it many times.