Neurosis keeps on giving, but they are doing it on their terms. This is not music for the sake of contractual obligations. It is closest in kinship to the true hardcore punk sense of “lifestyle”, with the band embodying the principles of integrity, community, evolution and success on their own terms. Take any Neurosis classic, from Times Of Grace to Sovereign to Through Silver In Blood, and you will be privy to musical soul searching of the highest magnitude. There are few bands that you can actually HEAR have mental breakthroughs on album.
“All Is Found…In Time”, one of the standout tracks from the new Neurosis album Honor Found In Decay, could just as well serve as a summary of the band’s philosophy. Through constant digging, trudging through darkness, catharsis and into blessed gnosis, the band manages to leave no stone unturned. This is not to imply that they genre hop like crazy time signature giddy college kids who just discovered Dillinger and Behold…The Arctopus. Of course not! What I plainly mean is that every record is a voyage, a harrowing of hells and a celebration of victories. The dedicated faithful listeners are rewarded with a passenger seat view of the trip and insight into one of the great “glass onion” bands in metal.
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