Neurosis – Given To The Rising

Neurosis Given To The Rising:

After a bit of a nap, Neurosis come back re-energized. Thanks to some help from Steve Albini this disk is one of the most focused Neurosis albums in a while. While it’s not super heavy on experimentation, it makes up for that by being interesting and solid. Defiantly worth a listen and hopefully the next album continues in the same vein.

Rating: 13/15 pseudo-religious songs about Armageddon

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Shellac-1000 Hurts

Shellac 1000 Hurts:

Shellac make tense dissonant music, perfect for seething anger as opposed to the explosive kind. Albini and Weston’s lyrics are usually snide and occasionally heart-felt. The album drags a little due to the constant dissonance and similarity of lyrical themes and delivery. Still an impressive disk.

Rating: 13/15 Steve Albinis