Neurosis - _Through Silver in Blood_
by: Gino Filicetti (
This album marks Neurosis' fourth venture into the world of recorded sound. This ten year old Oakland band has seen many changes since their first album _Pain of Mind_ which was for the most part just another furious hardcore album. Nowadays the band has evolved into a form which is beyond the scope of any single genre. This album has been touted as the ultimate musical experience of our age. Umm ... I don't think so. Although not a TERRIBLE album, I didn't find enough hooks or interesting parts on this disc to keep me from falling asleep. The vocals here are still very much the typical hardcore yellings, but with an industrial-edged distortion added to them, perhaps in an effort to hide what they really are. Two songs in particular that I thought dragged on forever were, "Purify" and "Strength of Fates" as well as the 11+ minute opener, "Through Silver in Blood". Try them out if industrial/hardcore is your thing. If not, don't blink twice at this CD.
(article published 4/18/1996)
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