I finally got to see one of my new favorite bands play live.
I didn't first get into Isis
until around Labor Day of 2005 when I was turned on to Oceanic
through Last.FM. I had long been in search of a band that could succesfully consolidate the intricate subtleties of post-rock with the cathartic forcefulness of metal. On first listen, I was immediately impressed and found myself drawn to this band unlike any other in quite some time. In fact, I was so excited by my new discovery at the time that when I visited their website and saw just one show listed on their tour schedule, I almost went so far as to travel to Chicago to see them at the Metro in October 2005. Luckily my patience paid off and instead, Isis came to me.
As soon as tickets were made available, I began making plans with my bandmates to make a night of it. Unfortunately, of the other guys in lightfromadeadstar
, only Will was able to make it come showtime.
The show was held at Avalon (formerly Limelight) which is an old gothic church converted into a nightclub. …