Originally Posted by Unknown Soldier
I actually always regarded Panopticon as not being one of the better Isis albums, but after this write up, I`m probably going to go back and give it another listen.
You should definitely give it another try, but I don't think your opinion will do a complete 180. I have some strange album preferences, especially when it comes to post-metal bands. Another good example of this is preferring The Ocean's newest album Anthropocentric (2010)
to their 2007 album Precambrain
which is widely regarded as their best album. Still I hope it at least lets you look at it in a different light, or perhaps a new appreciation.