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new neurosis honor found in decay due 10/30

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Initial post: Sep 21, 2012 11:57:07 AM PDT
Autonomeus says:

I'm listening to the first song right now -- "At the Well."

It's gonna be another great Neurosis album!

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 2:14:44 PM PDT
jgcrackerass says:
Yeah, it's going to be awesome. They are easily one of the most creative bands out there. I'm glad they keep putting out great music despite being largely unknown in the US. It would be nice if someday they had enough fans around here to actually do a tour. I missed Ozzfest in '97 and I believe that's the last time they did a US tour. They play festivals all over Europe every year. Maybe someday their US fans will get to see them live, I've heard is pretty awesome.

Posted on Oct 29, 2012 2:21:28 PM PDT
yes, can't wait for the new album tomorrow...they haven't put out a bad one yet....

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 7:18:30 AM PST
Autonomeus says:
Your thoughts on HONOR FOUND IN DECAY?

It seems to me that it's a synthesis of everything they've done since TIMES OF GRACE (1999), their first album with Steve Albini producing, but without the extremes on the hard-hitting end (TIMES OF GRACE, GIVEN TO THE RISING) or the ambient end (A SUN THAT NEVER SETS, THE EYE OF EVERY STORM).

Another great Neurosis album!

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 8:34:45 AM PST
jgcrackerass says:
In my opinion, it's the best album as a whole they've put out since A Sun That Never Sets. I liked The Eye of Every Storm and Given to the Rising, but there were parts that lost my attention. This album is solid from start to finish. I sometimes miss the heavy jams from Through Silver in Blood but I've got no complaints about their new sound. The standout tracks for me are Bleeding the Pigs and Casting of the Ages. Those are some good, trippy jams.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 10:14:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 12, 2012 11:41:46 AM PST
Bobage says:
I kind of picked it up on auto pilot. "It's the new Neurosis, I have to pick it up, right?", I said to myself. Ever experience a waning interest in a band you still know is really good? Sometimes their brand just doesn't resonate with you anymore. Sometimes it happens with bands you never dreamed it would, Neurosis being a good example. I really liked Given To The Rising and Honor Found In Decay borrows from that sound more than any of their other albums. The new Meshuggah is another example. I love that band and never miss them live. I think obZen is the most ambitious thing they've ever done, yet for the follow up, I just couldn't get excited. I have listened to Koloss a few times and I feel like they've taken that formula about as far as it wants to go without becoming stale. They still kick ass, it's me that changed.

An undertaking is absorbing a Neurosis album. I have loved them since the early 90's and yet, their sound is still a challenge to penetrate. You really have to have patience with them. They are a unique brand of inaccessible because inaccessibility usually equates to complexity and while their compositions aren't exactly complex technically, they still present the brain with a challenging and complicated task. They certainly named this band appropriately. I'm more than halfway through HFID now as I write this and I guess it just doesn't have as much moving impact as their other albums. Tempo-wise, it's very much like The Eye of Every Storm but where that album had a gripping quality to the sparseness, this album almost seems to lose its direction at times. Hard to explain. It meanders at points and I kind of keep moving forward while it zags off into some realm where I don't exactly care to follow, if that makes any sense.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 12, 2012 10:33:00 AM PST
jgcrackerass says:
Yeah that's pretty much exactly how I felt about their last two albums. I don't think any two people could ever get the exact same experience from a Neurosis album. One thing is pretty much guaranteed every time though; it's going to be interesting to listen to. I have never been able to sit down and listen to Given to the Rising all the way through in one sitting. It always loses me at some point, but it's still a good album.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012 11:15:57 AM PST
Autonomeus says:
I have to listen to HFID more, but based on the first few listens my impression is that while it's really good it lacks a distinctive quality that up until now marked every Neurosis album. It doesn't seem to move forward into any new sonic territory.
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