Isis Announce Upcoming Retrospective, Temporal

For not being a band anymore, Isis sure release a lot of material.

Drummer Aaron Harris has the right outlook on the compilation, saying:

“I hear our catalogue differently now that I’m not living with these songs day to day. This is a special collection of outtakes, demos, unreleased tracks and videos; some of which I think we even forgot about.”

Remember when Anthrax‘s old label sold 64 copies of the greatest hits collection Icon? Or when Victory released a crappy Between the Buried and Me Best Of mysteriously right as the band was leaving the label? It’s nice to see that Temporal isn’t some label-forced idea of B-sides and outtakes to snag a buck off a popular name, but an actual effort from the band to give fans a different perspective of their music.  Out of the two CDs Temporal will cover, I’m looking most forward to the acoustic version of ‘20 Minutes/40 Years.‘ Now you decide what you’re most excited for with the track listing below!

CD1
1. ‘Threshold Of Transformation‘ (demo)
2. ‘Ghost Key‘ (alternate demo version)
3. ‘Wills Dissolve‘ (alternate demo version)
4. ‘Carry‘ (demo)
5. ‘False Light‘ (demo)
6. ‘Grey Divide‘ (demo)
CD2
1. ‘Streetcleaner‘ (Godflesh cover, recorded in 1999)
2. ‘Hand Of Doom‘ (Black Sabbath cover, originally released on Sawblade, 1999)
3. ‘Not In Rivers, But In Drops’ (Melvins/Lustmord remix; originally released on Holy Tears, 2007)
4. ‘Holy Tears’ (Thomas Dimuzio remix; originally released on Nirbid, 2008)
5. ‘Temporal’ (Recorded in 2009)
6. ‘Way Through Woven Branches’ (Originally released on Melvins/Isis split LP, 2010)
7. ‘Pliable Foe’ (Originally released on Melvins/Isis split LP, 2010)
8. ’20 Minutes/40 Years’ (Acoustic version)

DVD (official music videos)
1. ‘In Fiction’
2. ‘Holy Tears’
3. ‘Not In Rivers, But In Drops’
4. ‘20 Minutes/40 Years’
5. ‘Pliable Foe’

 Temporal is out November 6th on Ipecac Records.

– GK