So, I recently found out that Isis decided to disband a few days ago, stating:
"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."
It’s a pretty respectable reason to stop. No one wants (at least from an artistic standpoint) to become the Rolling Stones. I would say their best album was released way back in 2002, so maybe they have a point.
Either way, I always enjoy seeing them live (which hasn’t been very often the past five years or so since they moved to the other side of the country) even though they played primarily new stuff.
Anyhow, the band still has a handful of shows before they officially call it quits. I’ll be seeing them in about a month opening for The Melvins, so that should be a good sendoff. The tour starts tomorrow. If you get a chance, check it out.
This is their long out of print Live 02 album. It was recorded in Stockholm on March 19, 2003 for radio broadcast. The band notes that although this is not their best set, it’s (as of 2004 anyway) one of their best recorded sets. Enjoy.
5-The Beginning and the End