Neurosis Given To The Rising

Label
Neurot Recordings
Released
19th December 2022

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2xLP - 'blue galaxy vinyl'

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The ninth studio album from Neurosis , originally released in 2007.

Production and Mastering by Steve Albini.

Artwork by Josh Graham.

‘On these San Franciscan metallurgists’ ninth album, Given To the Rising, Neurosis are simply not fucking around. Within the first note you know you’re in for a ride: no staple slow-building intros or atmospheric effluvia, just a crushing primordial mid-tempo riff that eventually falls into one of the album’s repeating motifs of bendy, long-hanging funereal guitar lines, all braced with plenty of back-to-basics pummeling. The sense of purpose is developed further on “Fear And Sickness”, where disjointed yet dissonantly harmonious axe lines dodge and dart in paganistic call-and-response around a swing-like snare and kick drum beat. These two dimly lit apocalypse-summoning tracks shine light on why Given very well may be the best Neurosis album in over a decade– or at least since 1999’s signature Times of Grace.’  8.6 Pitchfork