Monday, December 11, 2017

Neurosis

Neurosis - Short Wave Warfare - 0
Neurosis - Pain Of Mind - 1987
Neurosis - Pain Of Mind - 1987
Neurosis - Aberration EP - 1989
Neurosis - The Word As Law - 1990
Neurosis - The Word As Law - 1991
Neurosis - Souls At Zero - 1992
Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun - 1993
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood - 1996
Neurosis - Times Of Grace - 1999
Neurosis - Sovereign - 2000
Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets - 2001
Neurosis - Official Bootleg.01.Lyon.France.11.02.99 - 2002
Neurosis - Official Bootleg.02.Stockholm.Sweden.10.15.99 - 2003
Jarboe, Neurosis - Neurosis & Jarboe - 2003
Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm - 2004
Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay - 2012
01. Neurosis - Short Wave Warfare, 0 Vinyl LP Album Unofficial Release
     Not On Label - none
     Live recording
02. Neurosis - Pain Of Mind, 1987 Vinyl LP Album
     Alchemy Records - VM105
03. Neurosis - Pain Of Mind, 1987 CD Album Reissue Remastered
     Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 146CD
     Reissue from 1994
04. Neurosis - Aberration EP, 1989 Vinyl 7" 45 RPM EP
     Lookout! Records - #12
05. Neurosis - The Word As Law, 1990 Vinyl LP Album
     Lookout! Records - Lookout 021
06. Neurosis - The Word As Law, 1991 CD Album
     Lookout! Records - LOOKOUT 21CD
     with bonus tracks from previous LP and EPs
07. Neurosis - Souls At Zero, 1992 CD Album
     Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 109CD
08. Neurosis - Enemy Of The Sun, 1993 CD Album
     Alternative Tentacles - VIRUS 134CD
09. Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood, 1996 CD Album
     Iron City Records - ICR 002 CD
10. Neurosis - Times Of Grace, 1999 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR 6419-2
11. Neurosis - Sovereign, 2000 CD EP Enhanced
     Neurot Recordings - NR-008
12. Neurosis - A Sun That Never Sets, 2001 CD Album
     Relapse Records - RR 6496-2
13. Neurosis - Official Bootleg.01.Lyon.France.11.02.99, 2002 CD Album
     Neurot Recordings - nr019
14. Neurosis - Official Bootleg.02.Stockholm.Sweden.10.15.99, 2003 CD Album
     Neurot Recordings - nr027
15. Jarboe, Neurosis - Neurosis & Jarboe, 2003 CD HDCD Album
     Neurot Recordings - NR 028
16. Neurosis - The Eye Of Every Storm, 2004 Vinyl LP Album x 2
     Neurot Recordings - NR-033
17. Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay, 2012 CD Album Limited Edition
     Neurot Recordings - NR085
According to none other than myself, Neurosis has three distinct era: the hardcore of the 1st two albums and EP, the experimental anger with lots of doom and noises of the 90s, and after that the sad and melancholic waves of sweet long stuff. I will eternally be a fan of the hardcore era, from the straight forward classic punk thrash of Pain of Mind to the more Blast-like sound of Word As Law. For something completely different, the following anger/doom albums are amazing too - the high point being the evil monster Through Silver In Blood. Then I started to get bored with the sad stuff. It is musically excellent, but they can't sing and it ruins it for me. You need actual singers to perform on this kind of musical landscapes, not depressed lumberjacks who lost their axes and saws in the pond where suicidal angels come to drown. According to Church Of Zer standards, you are allowed to use a death metal growler on your sad music if he has the class of the guys in Temple Of Void or Esoteric, or else Peter Steele. But not his post-bar fight whining. Too bad because most of this stuff could match the Sonic Mass from Amebix, but it does not because the Baron sings beautifully, lui. That's why my favorite of this era is the awesome album featuring  Jarboe, who sings like an angel about to dive in thick black waters without a snorkel. This album rules! Then there was that tedious, bore fest of a show I attended a few years ago, which did nothing to revive the passion. Neurosis ruled, and they probably still do, let me know if the last album is worth a try for non-insomniacs.
Remove brackets and unzip: [zer of mind]
!ZER Neurosis ZER!

MRR readers should read this. Glad I stopped buying that crap zine in 1987, surprised it still exists  - yeah, now on the capitalist interwebs with their own capitalist website!

11 comments:

  1. neurosis - honor found in decay link don't work

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    1. Works on my side. Try again.

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    2. it's got an extra "hxxps://www.blogger.com/2002" in front of it, delete that part and it's good to go.

      praise be zer!

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  2. The Sun... has an extra "h" in the "https" address.

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  3. Thanks for the notice. Fixed.

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  4. Zer,
    I find "Souls At Zero" to be their high water mark. Thanks for everything offered!!

    Rexx

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  5. thanx for the un-pc punk article,

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  6. More Neurosis
    No Neurosis ‎– Empty - Live Seven Inch w/ joy division cover ?
    World as law just be remastered.
    The very good discharge cover on the Allied compilation ep

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  7. Awesome, I haven't heard the Aberration 7" since the early 1990s !!

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  9. Thanks for your posts! I must say, I am Alchemy records fan from the late 80's, so of course I like the earlier Neurosis stuff better. Cheers!!!

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