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Release date: 3 August 2009
Style: Atmospheric sludge metal

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8.6 | 281 votes

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01. Suffocated
02. My Heart Is A Tomb
03. Into The Black Light
04. Lost In A Loop
05. 22:22 - Nihil
06. Architect Of New Beginnings
07. Birth
08. Concealed Revulsions
09. Secrets Of The Earth
10. A Storm Inside
11. Liar [first edition bonus]

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Release dates:

03 Aug: Europe
25 Aug: US

Guest review by
Monolithic

Rating:
8.4
Atmospheric Sludge, Melodic Doom/Death, Progressive Death Metal, whatever... This Finnish quintet (occasionally supported by Aleksi Munter of Swallow the Sun fame) has tried to stay away from the typical limitations of modern genre debates that happen in music communities.

If their 2007 debut, "Guided by Fire" is considered to be raw and touching, "Isolation Songs" clearly reflects the maturity and the prowess of their songwriting, often believed to be influenced by European Doom/Gothic/Dark bands such as Katatonia or Paradise Lost. However, I believe it would be a waste of time if we put so much effort into Comparison and investigation to see where their influences come from.

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published 11.09.2012 | Comments (3)

Staff pick by
Ivan

26.02.2010 There's something about this album that makes you want to play it again and again. Isolation Songs is very addictive indeed, with a multitude of catchy riffs and hooks. Each song is separately memorable, but they also work very well as a whole, flowing naturally from one into another, balancing between being aggressively rough and hauntingly melancholic, with a lot of acoustic passages and clean vocals. Isolation Songs sounds like a cross between Dark Tranquillity and Porcupine Tree, with a unique powerful atmosphere that lingers long after the last song stops.

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INÆRIS - 24.10.2010 at 07:14  
Rating: 10 MONUMENTAL. This album changed my life. Incredible work. If you've been thirsting for something beautiful, this is it.
tea[m]ster - 31.10.2010 at 00:25  
Rating: 8
Written by INÆRIS on 24.10.2010 at 07:14

MONUMENTAL. This album changed my life. Incredible work. If you've been thirsting for something beautiful, this is it.


Did you pick up Guided By Fire too? Same formula...excellant stuff!
INÆRIS - 01.11.2010 at 08:23  
Rating: 10
Written by tea[m]ster on 31.10.2010 at 00:25

Written by INÆRIS on 24.10.2010 at 07:14

MONUMENTAL. This album changed my life. Incredible work. If you've been thirsting for something beautiful, this is it.


Did you pick up Guided By Fire too? Same formula...excellant stuff!


I sure did. Guided by Fire is phenomenal. Not quite as good as Isolation Songs, but definitely a must-have. Their music is so moving, and I can really deeply relate to their lyrics. I can't wait until the next one.
Therapy? - 22.03.2011 at 11:01  
Rating: 10 This has by far been the most beautiful new gem I have discovered this year. Saw them live during a concert with Amorphis and I was thouroughly impressed. I bought their latest album there + a shirt and that's the best CD buy I did in quite a while!

Heavy clear voice mixed with strong growls and excellent guitarwork. What more can one ask?
Collin - 14.04.2011 at 13:38  
Rating: 10 This one is slowly working its way to the top of my favourite albums of all time. It's been on constant rotation in my car and at home for over one year. It's the first time I can listen to an album several times in a row since I discovered Master Of Puppets, Seasons In The Abyss and Vulgar Display Of Power back in 1994. Some days it's the only thing I listen to. I have no idea why this particular album clicked with me like that...
Argônio - 15.05.2011 at 17:32  
Rating: 10 Ghost Brigade is one of that special bands, their music so rejuvenating, makes me feel so good. This album its so addictive and profound, I just forget everything thats around me and focus only in the music and just a few albums can do that to me.

\m/ INTO THE BLACK LIGHT
Pyramid God - 19.05.2011 at 04:27  
Rating: 10 Very very good album, all songs are terrific. Liar and Birth are standouts IMO.
MechanisT - 26.05.2011 at 20:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Pyramid God on 19.05.2011 at 04:27

Very very good album, all songs are terrific. Liar and Birth are standouts IMO.


Mine too. I'd like to throw "My Heart Is A Tomb" in there as well.
Daydream Nation - 15.06.2011 at 02:00  
 
Written by MechanisT on 26.05.2011 at 20:18

Written by Pyramid God on 19.05.2011 at 04:27

Very very good album, all songs are terrific. Liar and Birth are standouts IMO.


Mine too. I'd like to throw "My Heart Is A Tomb" in there as well.

Hell, all the songs rock. Particularly 22:22-- Nihil.
MechanisT - 15.06.2011 at 02:01  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 15.06.2011 at 02:00

Written by MechanisT on 26.05.2011 at 20:18

Written by Pyramid God on 19.05.2011 at 04:27

Very very good album, all songs are terrific. Liar and Birth are standouts IMO.


Mine too. I'd like to throw "My Heart Is A Tomb" in there as well.

Hell, all the songs rock. Particularly 22:22-- Nihil.


22:22 - Nihil = awesome.
Cryzpin - 04.10.2011 at 09:18  
Rating: 6 No offence, but you must be kidding with those ratings - this album is bloody boring.
Risto - 04.10.2011 at 17:15  
Rating: 8
Written by Cryzpin on 04.10.2011 at 09:18

No offence, but you must be kidding with those ratings - this album is bloody boring.

Well, what can I say? This is not at all what you seem to prefer
Cryzpin - 04.10.2011 at 23:27  
Rating: 6
Written by Risto on 04.10.2011 at 17:15

Well, what can I say? This is not at all what you seem to prefer

It's not the genre or some attribute of the music, but as i listened very carefully all songs are very same, same structure, same pace, same feeling, the fragments of melodies are endless variations of the same few tones. There is no point, no concept, no surprise.
D.a.n - 15.10.2011 at 20:29  
 
Written by Cryzpin on 04.10.2011 at 23:27

Written by Risto on 04.10.2011 at 17:15

Well, what can I say? This is not at all what you seem to prefer

It's not the genre or some attribute of the music, but as i listened very carefully all songs are very same, same structure, same pace, same feeling, the fragments of melodies are endless variations of the same few tones. There is no point, no concept, no surprise.

Funny that you should say that because I think the songs are DEFINITELY not the same or similar to an unhealthy extent. Of course, there is a unifying pattern (the mood, in particular) but I would never go so far as to say that the slower songs with (predominantly) clear vocals are the same as the fast ones... Just compare Into the Black Light [one of many songs with more than just 'fragments' of melody, I daresay] with, say, Suffocated. Do you hear the same, 'very same' songs, structure, pace and feeling? C'mon!
dark.scream - 03.12.2011 at 06:34  
Rating: 10 Fuckin sexy!!!i just heard it n it blew me away!!!
Slinky666 - 14.12.2011 at 06:02  
  O.K. Ghost Brigade lives on.
doom777 - 12.03.2012 at 13:41  
Rating: 9
Written by Pyramid God on 19.05.2011 at 04:27

Very very good album, all songs are terrific. Liar and Birth are standouts IMO.


Awesome album! Excellent music!
Alex Fenger - 19.11.2012 at 21:59  
Rating: 6
Written by errorcode99 on 31.08.2012 at 00:55

Sounds like Insomnium
i didnt expect this... it doesn't sound like regular sludge but it's still awesome!!

This really sounds nothing like Insomnium
Risto - 29.09.2013 at 01:58  
Rating: 8
Written by Loendt on 28.09.2013 at 21:13

Full of excellent tracks. This band is a strange mix between Gothic Metal, Sludge Metal and Melodic Death Metal, It's really nice.

I like to call them "gothic sludge metal", instead of atmospheric that's often associated with post-metal
Loendt - 29.09.2013 at 21:18  
Rating: 10
Written by Risto on 29.09.2013 at 01:58

Written by Loendt on 28.09.2013 at 21:13

Full of excellent tracks. This band is a strange mix between Gothic Metal, Sludge Metal and Melodic Death Metal, It's really nice.

I like to call them "gothic sludge metal", instead of atmospheric that's often associated with post-metal


Accidently I deleted my post.
But yeah... Post-Metal isn't a great tag or a musical subgenre name.
Risto - 29.09.2013 at 21:33  
Rating: 8
Written by Loendt on 29.09.2013 at 21:18

But yeah... Post-Metal isn't a great tag or a musical subgenre name.

I didn't mean it's a bad name for a genre, it can just be misleading for a band like Ghost Brigade.

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