Neurosis Pain of Mind
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Maco097
September 30th 2016


3324 Comments


Average is beyond high.

Recreate
September 30th 2016


251 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I wish I was beyond high. Black tho. Rad song.

Dewinged
Staff Reviewer
November 10th 2016


32053 Comments


Just jammed blind this today. Holy shit Neurosis have come a looong way. Crusty H/C by the book, awesome. It was fun but won't listen to it twice lol

Calaverasgrande
June 4th 2017


1 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

It's kind of laughable to put their influences at Metallica and Exodus. Those bands certainly existed (and I know Dave Ed frequented the Omni, a metal venue in Oakland).

But around the time Neurosis was playing these songs live, they were sharing stages with Social Unrest and Christ on Parade. Hardore heavyweights of the East Bay. Later as they moved to their 'post hardcore' sound they were sharing stages with Grotus, Sharkbait and Crash Worship. I think that last band had the hugest influence on them. The tribal drumming and pagan aspects entered their work soon after their encounters with the infamous Crash Worship experience.

I was around for the transition of Neurosis from Hardcore to post hardcore as we now call it. The sound was really not that different between the Pain of Mind, Word as Law and Souls at Zero eras. It was still about loud, heavy and powerful as they got slower and more angular.

On the records the huge difference between these eras more due to the production. Pain of Mind was recorded pretty badly. Word as law was much better, but also sounded nothing like the live versions of those songs. Souls at Zero, while a great record, de-emphasized the guitars. Which works quite well in the context of the mix. The same songs live were overwhelming, crushing affairs. There was no escaping the guitars. My ears still ring.



kris.
October 31st 2017


15504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

lmao this rules so fucking hard

kris.
October 31st 2017


15504 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

no seriously how is the avg for this so low? this is really really dope crust

Demon of the Fall
April 26th 2018


34244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So this is actually decent, not sure how much I like it yet but it's more interesting than I was expecting (not sure what I was expecting, really)

Demon of the Fall
April 26th 2018


34244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I also like how you can hear their future sound in some of the earlier releases, just a little taste of it. Here there's snippets of TWIL & even Souls.

Flugmorph
April 26th 2018


34517 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

i actually like this more than their last album

Demon of the Fall
April 26th 2018


34244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I still haven't heard their last 2. This is probably going to end up being my least favourite so far, but I still got something from the experience.

Demon of the Fall
August 28th 2018


34244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Been re-mastered, need to check. TWiL’s one was stellar.

Flugmorph
August 28th 2018


34517 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh nice

Demon of the Fall
January 5th 2019


34244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Black is such a jam. Early Neurosis rules. Not as good as TWIL but still under-appreciated.

osmark86
February 9th 2021


11421 Comments


so I'm here because evilford made me realize I'm an idiot for never really listening to Neurosis. this album is not what I expected at all from their debut hahaha. can dig though!

osmark86
February 9th 2021


11421 Comments


also I'm a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to discog runs, so chronological order is the only reasonable path..

osmark86
February 9th 2021


11421 Comments


...that is one snappy-ass kick

Pikazilla
February 9th 2021


29996 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

you in for a few surprises along the way

osmark86
February 9th 2021


11421 Comments


this was aight I suppose. nothing I see myself spinning a lot. fun punky vibes but nothing brilliant. high hopes for the latter albums still.

Demon of the Fall
February 9th 2021


34244 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Their evolution from here through to Souls is utterly gargantuan, and from there they continue to explore new ground/reinvent themselves. I wouldn’t have advised starting here, but if you’re dedicated and actually fully intend to see it out, then these guys have one of the most interesting developmental paths of any band, ever.

parksungjoon
February 9th 2021


47235 Comments


amen



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