Metal Review: Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay (2012)

Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay (2012)The often-mutating force that is Neurosis is back with their latest effort, Honor Found in Decay, which is a dirty, grimy feast of tracks. Refusing to be pigeon-holed into any specific genre, Neurosis continuously tweaks small pieces of their formula to make each release a little similar to the last, but at the same time, a little different from the last.

Most of the tracks on this release are long, but I tend to find myself relating more to the shorter tracks like We all Rage in Gold and Raise the Dawn. With only 7 tracks to choose from, they had better make each one worth it, and Neurosis does a fine job with making each track its own beast to make the album a complete piece of work that they should be proud of.

The standard jewel case CD, limited edition Stoughton gatefold sleeve CD and digital download versions of Honor Found in Decay will be released on the band’s Neurot Recordings, in Germany October 26th, throughout the rest of Europe October 29th, and in North America on October 30th. NEUROSIS’ previous label home Relapse Records will be handling the 2xLP vinyl edition of the album.

Compared to their last release, Given to the Rising (2007), Honor Found in Decay is a little more grimy, but a little lighter atmospherically. It is not as edgy as their previous release, but still well worth your time.

NEUROSIS:
Scott Kelly – vocals/guitars
Steve Von Till – vocals/guitars
Dave Edwardson – bass
Jason Roeder – drums
Noah Landis – keyboards
Josh Graham – visual effects/art