Latest Product Reviews See All Reviews (Total 1 Reviews)
The First Classic Neurosis album
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 31/03/2008 14:57:30
From the clanking metalic noises at the beginning until the last gentle riff fades slowly away, this album grabs you and doesn't let go.
At its heaviest, this album is a brutal reminder of Neurosis' hardcore roots but by no means does through silver in blood bludgeon you for its whole length. songs build slowly, riffs weave and twist as the members of Neurosis start to stretch their creative wings.
Songs are allowed the time they need to peak and then ebb. The clattering of the opening title track collapses in on itself and gives way to Rehumanize, a spoken word piece that sounds like poetry being recited over a cacophany of strange sounds. Eye betrays their roots before Purify demonstrates just how creative Neurosis can be. A gentle opening builds inexorably to a shuddering climax after which the repeated riff is gradually joined by a beautifully gentle bagpipe refrain, all of which leads into Locust Star one of the album's shorter tracks but a highlight none-the-less.
Strength of Fates glides slowly with its mournful vocal and violin/cello accompaniment before exploding in fury in the last couple of minutes giving way to Become The Ocean, more spoken words over strange noises. Aeon's string and piano lead intro builds beautifully before receding again like the tide, giving way to the final track, the last desperate howl that is Enclosure In Flame.
A complex and emotional journey from start to finish, this album showed that Neurosis were not content merely to exist - they needed to push the boundaries of the music they made. They challenge the listener too. You have to work at listening and give this your complete attention to get anything out of it. Background music it most certainly is not.
Superbly recorded and produced by the band and Billy Anderson you can hear every nuance of every song. A great feat considering the complex nature of the music and the often dramatic changes in volume. Never ones to repeat themselves, Neurosis would take elements from Through Silver In Blood, expand upon them and alter them over their next few releases. This, however, is where the band found their feet... an album not to be missed.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: arctangent on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Shipping cost £ 1.50 to:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland,
Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
UK Free shipping
Free UK Shipping - Orders are shipped from Canada, please allow 10 - 15 working days for delivery.
Shipping cost £ 3.00 to:
Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine
Shipping cost £ 4.00
- Bahrain, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam
- The Pacific
- American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Samoa
- Shipping cost £ 6.00 to:
- Central America and the Antilles
- Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Panama, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands
- South America
- Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela
Shipping cost £ 1.00 to:
Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, United States