Isis (6)Oceanic

Label:Ipecac Recordings – IPC232LP
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Black And Gold Splatter On Clear Background
Style:Experimental, Post-Metal, Progressive Metal, Sludge Metal


AIThe Beginning And The End
Musician [Additional Musicians]Ayal Naor, Maria Christopher
AIIThe Other
AIIIFalse Light
Musician [Additional Musicians]Maria Christopher
Musician [Additional Musicians]Ayal Naor, Maria Christopher
DVIIIFrom Sinking

Companies, etc.



Limited to 1700 copies on 140g vinyl. Exclusive to indie record stores.
Comes in heavyweight gatefold sleeve and with a fold-out insert with tracklist and credits. The records are housed in plain white inner sleeves.

Tracks are listed sequentially on insert using Roman numerals.

[Information Given on Insert]
Recorded April / May 2002 at [...] and New Alliance.
Mixed May 2002 at The Outpost.
Engineered and mixed by [...].
Re-mastered by [...], 2014.
Art and design by [...].
Inner sleeve video stills / photo, website, & on the road assistance by J. Hellmann.
Front / Back cover and lp label sides i / ii photos by [...].
LP design reconstruction by [...].
Insert design by [...].
Vinyl cut by [...], Metropolis Mastering, 2021.

[Information Given on Back Cover]
C and P 2002 Ipecac Recordings.
P.O. Box 1778, Orinda, CA 94563 IPC232LP

[Text on Hype Sticker]
the band's second album back on vinyl.
re-cut for vinyl by matt colton and housed in
heavyweight gatefold sleeve.
2LP Clear with Black & Gold Splatter
[Barcode Strings]
6 89230 02321 0

[Information Not Given on Release]
Pressed By derived from runout grooves.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text on hype sticker on front of shrink wrap): 6 89230 02321 0
  • Barcode (Scanned on hype sticker on front of shrink wrap): 689230023210
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped; '#5' etched): 223634E1 936626 IPC232LP-A #5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): IPC232LP A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped; '#5' etched): 223634E2 936626 IPC232LP-B #5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): IPC232LP B1 =MATT @ METROPOLIS=
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, stamped; '# I' etched): 223634E3 # I 936633 IPC232LP-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): IPC232LP C1 =MATT @ METROPOLIS=
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, stamped; '# I' etched): 223634E4 # I 936633 IPC232LP-C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): IPC232LP D1 =MATT @ METROPOLIS=

Other Versions (5 of 48)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Oceanic (CD, Album)Ipecac RecordingsIPC-32Europe2002
Recently Edited
Oceanic (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Gatefold)Trust No One RecordingsTrustno-018Sweden2002
Oceanic (CD, Album, Digipak)Ritual Records (3)HWCY-1109Japan2002
Recently Edited
Oceanic (LP, Purple, LP, Brown Marble, All Media, Album, Limited Edition)Trust No One RecordingsTrustno 18Sweden2002
New Submission
Oceanic (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Repress, Clear)Escape Artist RecordsEA 19.0US2002



  • paracletus42's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Fairly noisy and a bit warped, yes, but the sound is just incredible. It's rare that a new piece of vinyl takes you on a journey and lights up the room, and this is the one. Packaging is great and detailed as well. Great job.
    • oztin79's avatar
      4.5 stars:

      - D1 is somewhat warped; annoying, but doesn’t affect playback.
      - Minor, but plainly noticeable, inner-groove distortion on (I believe) all sides in the last few minutes.

      - Absolutely stunning splatter finish.
      - Phenomenal mastering and cut by Metropolis; better than my 2007 black pressings by Pirates Press.
      - Centered.
      - Amazing album, finally repressed.
      • ramenrocker's avatar
        The vinyl itself is badly cut, the edges are sharp and if you clean them with an anti-static cloth you might actually damage the cloth there. Then they come in simple paper innersleeves without anti-static lining whatsoever.
        The gatefold cover are extremely thick, but also extremely tight. I swapped the paper innersleeves for anti-static ones and now the vinyl doesn't fit into the covers anymore.
        • sketchwithfire's avatar
          Just got my copy. Firstly the color of the gold splatter is really nice. It has a galaxy shine all throughout the gold. The jacket is nice too. Both LPs do not lay completely flat, but no impact to play. I did use clamp on one side of first LP. Like others, it annoys me that you drop $40 on a record for paper sleeves. I would rather just pay a little extra to go straight into a mo-fi style sleeve. Lots of the usual paper dust that required surface cleaning. There's still some surface noise throughout both LPs, but not super intrusive since the music overpowers it. Overall, I'm glad to have this tasty gem in my collection. Perhaps if I deep clean I can get it even quieter.
          • Essential_Vinyl's avatar
            This sounds fantastic. Much better master than the original. I forgot how much I like this one.
            • MyCatSellsRecords's avatar
              A bit noisy but the tunes mostly overpower that. Mastering is fantastic. Well produced to begin with.
              • bikecave's avatar
                Anyone else get a lopsided copy? I mean part of the actual vinyl record is thicker than the rest.
                Normally records stay fairly balanced when held with your middle finger on the spindle hole and thumb on the edge, but my copy nearly fell out of my hand. Otherwise, it sounds great.
                Just wondering if this was an anomaly in the pressing run and if it's defective, long term?
                Weird, of all my years collecting I have never encountered anything like this.
                • flod789's avatar
                  Limited to 1700 pcs worldwide. A b c d e
                  • ricstultz's avatar
                    Nice sounding remaster, wax is beautiful, heavy tip on gatefold. Wish they used poly lined inners instead of the scratchy paper, now in mofi inner sleeves here. Glad to have snagged this.


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