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Release date: 19 October 2004
Style: Post-metal

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8.8 | 291 votes

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01. So Did We
02. Backlit
03. In Fiction
04. Wills Dissolve
05. Syndic Calls
06. Altered Course
07. Grinning Mouths

Top 20 albums of 2004: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 153

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Rating:
9.1
Ever get the feeling you're being watched?..."FEAR OF THE DARK! FEAR OF THE DAAAARK!"...no, not exactly. Not like being watched by Sully and Mike Watshisname from your bedroom closet. No. I'm talking about being watched. Government surveillance, chemtrail conspiracy theory...you know, Unquestionable Presence type stuff. That's what Panopticon is about. I harken to visions of nuclear warheads soaring up into the sky from undisclosed sites on the rural countryside (thanks Terminator 3).

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published 13.12.2011 | Comments (5)

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JD - 25.12.2011 at 20:29  
Rating: 8 It quickly started to grow on me, after the first listen.
Kenos - 11.01.2012 at 12:13  
 
Written by Nightfall on 11.01.2012 at 01:13

Y u disband.


Perhaps they felt they had nothing more to offer; in fact "Wavering Radiant" is a damn good album but ultimately unoriginal.
Imo it was the best choice and an honest way to end a wonderful career... Unlike many other bands who run out of ideas but keep releasing sterile albums...

This one is their masterpiece, btw.
tea[m]ster - 12.01.2012 at 02:00  
Rating: 9
Written by Guest on 11.01.2012 at 12:13

Written by Nightfall on 11.01.2012 at 01:13

Y u disband.


Perhaps they felt they had nothing more to offer; in fact "Wavering Radiant" is a damn good album but ultimately unoriginal.
Imo it was the best choice and an honest way to end a wonderful career... Unlikely many other bands who run out of ideas but keep releasing sterile albums...

This one is their masterpiece, btw.


agree with everything except the unoriginal part. ...Radiant is by far my favorite album by them and I cannot think of another album to compare it to.
lord artan - 27.06.2012 at 16:45  
Rating: 10 Best post metal album
Dentura - 12.11.2012 at 22:46  
Rating: 8 I love this album, it's my first from Isis, and I'm looking to get more from them. The only other album I have from them is Wavering Radiant, which is awesome.
InnerSelf - 15.04.2013 at 01:53  
Rating: 9 Certainly one of the best albums this genre had to offer.
Mephistopholes1 - 06.07.2013 at 16:25  
Rating: 8 No matter what, the peek of their music for me will always be Oceanic. Not that this one isn't great, but If only Oceanic had "Wills Dissolve" in it...
Timmeh - 30.04.2014 at 05:39  
Rating: 9 Remaster just got released, I've never thought of this album as one that needed one - but I'm interested to hear it none the less.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/panopticon-remastered/id856283473
moonflash - 30.04.2014 at 11:48  
Rating: 10 That remaster sounds quite brilliant. Was quite relieved to hear that they didn't go with the over produced muffled sound which many remasters sadly get in the end product essentially ruining the listening experience. But this remaster, it has enormous character of its own. The songs which were masterpieces to begin with have aged wonderfully as well. Overwhelming stuff.
tea[m]ster - 30.04.2014 at 16:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Timmeh on 30.04.2014 at 05:39

I've never thought of this album as one that needed one


Thanks for the info and I agree, not sure this needs a re-tool. I will check it out...
Timmeh - 01.05.2014 at 08:03  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 30.04.2014 at 16:20

Thanks for the info and I agree, not sure this needs a re-tool. I will check it out...


Let me know what you think. You can listen to a remaster of Backlit here, I think it actually sounds pretty good. It gives each instrument track a little bit more distinctiveness, although I don't think I would call it a significant improvement or one which overly encourages you to supersede the original.
_deepblack - 07.09.2014 at 01:19  
Rating: 10 My All time favorite band and their best album In Fiction - Altered Course - So did we are the best tracks i can feel and connect every note they play \m/ too bad they disbanded

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