Sunday, September 30, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Neurosis

For many, 2012's "Album of the Year" essentially dropped whenever Neurosis announced Honor Found in Decay.

Silly, but it's true.

You see, the metal act has been a legendary force to be reckoned with, influencing an entire subgenre (post-metal) and blazing trails all the while.  And as silly as it all seems, this crazy fandom, it's not difficult to see why so many cling to this band.  To be blunt, Neurosis don't know how to make bad music.  Really.  Since their inception, the band has only released one (or maybe two) recordings that one could argue aren't all that great.  After all, they've been around since 1985, releasing stellar album after stellar album.  Hell, some even argue that they continue to improve with age.  While that may not be the most popular opinion, even a cursory listen to their last two records will yield surprise at the band's ability to remain so relevant so many years later.  From folk to ambient to crushing metal, Neurosis are able to shift into many forms to fit their artistic visions.

Honor Found in Decay will no doubt be another marvelous addition to an already stunning discography.  It drops at the end of October, so keep this on your calendar.

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