Honor Found In Decay by Neurosis on Apple Music

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Even though it barely eclipses the 60-minute mark, Neurosis’ 10th LP feels like it takes hours to unfold, as if it’s the molten-metal equivalent of watching and/or reading something as epic as Cloud Atlas or the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is a good thing. Like Neurosis' last masterpiece, 2007’s Given to the Rising, the band’s long-awaited return is an immersive listen that rewards repeat visits to the valley of death Neurosis personally dug. And what a bleak but strangely beautiful valley it is, populated by rich imagery; there are uplifting lines like “Bleed the pig of its life,” “Death was my first companion," and “Smoke from a gaping wound, spirit already flown." The music brings new meaning to the phrase sturm und drang. It’s enough to make a longtime fan forget all the side projects and solo albums that dropped in the interim and hope for another group effort before the iconic Bay Area band turns 30. (Which is much sooner than you think.)

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even though it barely eclipses the 60-minute mark, Neurosis’ 10th LP feels like it takes hours to unfold, as if it’s the molten-metal equivalent of watching and/or reading something as epic as Cloud Atlas or the whole Lord of the Rings trilogy. This is a good thing. Like Neurosis' last masterpiece, 2007’s Given to the Rising, the band’s long-awaited return is an immersive listen that rewards repeat visits to the valley of death Neurosis personally dug. And what a bleak but strangely beautiful valley it is, populated by rich imagery; there are uplifting lines like “Bleed the pig of its life,” “Death was my first companion," and “Smoke from a gaping wound, spirit already flown." The music brings new meaning to the phrase sturm und drang. It’s enough to make a longtime fan forget all the side projects and solo albums that dropped in the interim and hope for another group effort before the iconic Bay Area band turns 30. (Which is much sooner than you think.)

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About Neurosis

Formed in Oakland, California in late 1985, Neurosis developed a style blending industrial, heavy metal, and alternative rock with often spiritually focused lyrics. Members Steve Von Till (guitar, vocals, percussion), Dave Edwardson (bass, vocals), Scott Kelly (bass, vocals), Jason Roeder (drums), Noah Landis (keyboards, samples, tape effects), and Pete Inc. (visuals) debuted in 1987 with the album Pain of Mind, but it took nearly five years for any follow-up to be released. Both Souls at Zero and The Word as Law appeared in 1992, followed by Enemy of the Sun a year later. Released in 1996, Through Silver in Blood became the band's most popular release, and 1999's Steve Albini-produced Times of Grace helped build upon that breakthrough. Sovereign followed a year later. In 2001, Sun That Never Sets stuck with more tribal-like beats and composition, while 2004's The Eye of Every Storm, despite retaining a patina of smoky folk, found the group returning to its sludge metal roots. Given to the Rising, the band's ninth studio album, which was voted the 76th greatest metal album of the decade by Decibel magazine, arrived in 2007, followed in 2012 by Honor Found in Decay, their fifth outing to feature Albini behind the board. The year 2016 proved to be busy one for the group, with Relapse delivering reissues of A Sun That Never Sets and The Eye of Every Storm on vinyl, as well as a brand-new studio album, Fires Within Fires.

  • ORIGIN
    Oakland, CA
  • FORMED
    1985

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