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Neurosis, Honor Found In Decay
Neurot Records, Oct. 30

10/11/12
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



You know who’ll like this (especially opening tune “We All Rage in Gold”), is basically anyone who digs mid-’70s Nazareth. That is, besides people who like the indie-doom of Candlemass, or the too-much-fuzz-bliss of Sunn O))), or the cutout-bin-Sabbath of Wino Weinrich — that combination is what this Oakland slow-metal band has been about for several albums now: out-cooling Pelican on the riff end while Scott Kelly out-bellows, well, everybody in sight with his outraged-pirate roar. With their stubborn slowness, low-slung Marshall ringouts and transparent admiration for Slayer’s vocals, they’ve somehow been able to make nice with indie types as much as (if not more so than) your obvious Sab heads, all of which has come from their incessant honoring of Master of Reality and other Sabbath albums wherein acoustic ambiance was just as important as tyrannosaur-wrestling riffage. This album is business as usual, suffice to say. They’re a cool band, which has taken me years of being subjected to underground metal in order to say with any conviction, for whatever that’s worth. A- Eric W. Saeger 





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