Izah - Sistere
Epic doesn't really begin to cover this album. At four tracks and over 70 minutes long, there's really no indication that Dutch band Izah have ever come across the concept of a single. That this album of dark atmospheric post-metal is their debut is all to their credit. It seems not to have been written so much as composed with their triple guitar lines building up, interleaving, giving space to vox and sometimes quite disturbing spoken word passages, reworking themes and segueing seamlessly into new sections as they go along. It's not for the faint of heart but is remarkably enjoyable with a good glass of whisky.