In The Absence Of Truth

  • Record Label: Ipecac
  • Release Date: Oct 31, 2006
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Jan 29, 2007
    5
    This album is weak, and anyone who believes otherwise is fooling themselves. Isis lack direction and focus on this album, the riffs are lazy and they just sound plain bored. Some new ideas are needed for their next release, there is only so much tribal drumming i can take. Best Track 'Holy Tears'
  2. Sommy
    Dec 21, 2006
    4
    I've never read Q Magazine, but if the simple clarity illustrated by its review of this album is more than just a mere fluke, color me hooked. Isis was once a band with great creative promise, and since their magnum opus, Oceanic, they have squandered that creative promise for with the hopes of recreating that album. Newsflash -- Oceanic was great when it was called Oceanic, less so I've never read Q Magazine, but if the simple clarity illustrated by its review of this album is more than just a mere fluke, color me hooked. Isis was once a band with great creative promise, and since their magnum opus, Oceanic, they have squandered that creative promise for with the hopes of recreating that album. Newsflash -- Oceanic was great when it was called Oceanic, less so when it was called Panopticon, and redundant by the time it was rereleased as In the Absence of Truth. If you're looking for more of the same from Isis, you won't be disappointed, but if you are easily frustrated by creative stasis, steer clear -- you've heard this one already. Expand
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. In the Absence of Truth is as solidly explosive and as adventuresome as Panopticon, but their elemental control over the music is greater, therefore creating a more even production.
  2. Alternative Press
    80
    It's certainly a leap further into the ethereal weirdness that defined 2004's shoegaze- and electronics-inspired Panopticon. [Nov 2006, p.192]
  3. Billboard
    80
    The dynamics and musicianship of songs like "Not in Rivers, but in Drops," "1000 Shards" and "Holy Tears" reveal a band at the top of its game. [4 Nov 2006]