Friday, August 06, 2010

Neurosis - Enemy of the Sun


Neurosis
Enemy of the Sun
Neurot

Originally released in 1993, Enemy of the Sun was/is the fourth album from crusty weirdoes Neurosis. This is the record that solidified the quintet’s distinctive style: slow, rumbling streams of sperm whale-heavy grunge wrestling with squid tentacles of samples-frosted shimmer, while a pissed-off drill sergeant, a mournful emo kid and a steroid-addicted grizzly bear trade lines about how one should mistrust to survive, avoid being burned alive. Drums pound unrelentingly, guitars slice like sheets of razors, synths moan and hum, tempos shift like Central Texas weather and dudes scream and yell like UFC fans whose cable has been cut off. It’s like Swans buttfucking Black Sabbath while Ian MacKaye eggs them on. In other words, it ain’t exactly party music, especially not when saddled with ungainly labels like "atmospheric hardcore." (I don’t know what that means, either.) But out of the grisly orgy comes a lot of today’s postmodern metal, and as good, even great, as a lot of that stuff is (cf. Isis and its various spinoffs), there’s nothing like tapping the original source. Raze the Stray, Takeahnase (demo version) and the beastly Cleanse (which ends with a multi-drum solo worthy of a Chinese kodo street gang) set standards for graceful brutality that few would even attempt to maintain. Enemy of the Sun is all about pain, defiance and imagination – the perfect soundtrack for those days when you need to pull your pathetic self up by your bootstraps and make your enemies suffer.

- Michael Toland

2 comments:

建鄭勳建鄭勳 said...

一時的錯誤不算什麼,錯而不改才是一生中永遠且最大的錯誤..................................................

于庭吳 said...

不論做什麼事,相信自己,別讓別人的一句話,把你擊倒。..................................................

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