Neurosis (band)

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Neurosis is an experimental metal band with influences ranging from hardcore punk and sludge metal to dark ambient, industrial, and tribal music. The group is based out of Oakland, California, USA. In late 1985, the band began as a hardcore punk outfit and has gradually progressed through a variety of styles, arriving at a unique and profound mixture of heavy metal and acoustic, minimalistic ambience. Although Neurosis has been lumped into the metal genre, probably because of their previous gutter punk style, the band has steadily evolved into a musical whirlwind of what one may refer to as an Apocalyptic folk sound. Neurosis' sound is on occasion reminiscent of the more experimental work of Swans and Pink Floyd. Their constant evolution has no doubt alienated a good many of their original fanbase, though on the same token the band has garnered acclaim from critics as well as new listeners.

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Discography

  • Pain Of Mind - (1988)
  • The Word As Law - (1990)
  • Souls At Zero - (1992)
  • Enemy Of The Sun - (1993)
  • Through Silver In Blood - (1996)
  • Times Of Grace - (1999)
  • Sovereign [EP] - (2000)
  • A Sun That Never Sets - (2001)
  • Neurosis & Jarboe - (2003)
  • The Eye Of Every Storm - (2004)

Related bands

  • Tribes Of Neurot - The "alter ego" of Neurosis; a collective of musicians that create dark ambient and noise music.
  • Blood And Time - An acoustic side project of Neurosis with apocalyptic folk overtones.
  • Culper Ring - A brief side project of Neurosis experimenting with dark ambient and industrial music.
  • Swans - A group which has inspired Neurosis to some degree. Neurosis has worked with Jarboe of Swans.
  • Isis- A Boston based band that lists Neurosis as heavily influential on their sound. Both bands regard each other as great friends. Fans of Neurosis are usually familiar with this band.

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