Neurosis got a bad rap among metalheads because most of us got introduced to this innovative band at the peak of their career, when metal journalists and radio were pushing the metalcore trend and wanted us to consider Neurosis part of that movement.
The reality is more complex. Neurosis started out as a terrifying hardcore band with completely alienated approach to modern living, and has since then continued to grow and develop, forging a new style of hardcore-metal hybrid.
Music around them has tried to catch up, but when you’re ahead of your time as much as Neurosis has been (consistently) over the last two decades or so, patience is required. However, more people are warming to the radical sounds and ideas of this innovative band.
Of Honor Found in Decay, the most recent Neurosis album, has spawned a European tour worthy of such a vast musical effort.
NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay European Tour
- 5/24/2013 Primavera Sound Festival 2013 – Barcelona, Spain
- 5/25/2013 La Grande Halle de la Villette – Paris, France w/ Swans
- 6/21/2013 Hellfest – Clisson, France
- 6/22/2013 Eurocam Media Center – Lint-Antwerp, Belgium
- 6/23/2013 Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany
- 6/24/2013 SO 36 – Berlin, Germany
- 6/25/2013 Grey Hall / Christiania – Copenhagen, Denmark
- 6/26/2013 Betong – Oslo, Norway
- 6/27/2013 Byscenen – Trondheim, Norway
- 6/28/2013 Bravalla Festival – Norköpping, Sweden
- 6/30/2013 Palladium – Warsaw, Poland
- 7/01/2013 Lucerna Music Bar – Prague, Czech Republic
- 7/02/2013 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
- 7/03/2013 UT Connewitz – Leipzig, Germany
- 7/04/2013 Magnolia – Milano, Italy
- 7/05/2013 L’Usine – Genf, Switzerland
- 7/06/2013 Rote Fabrik – Zürich, Switzerland
- 7/07/2013 Eurockeennes Festival – Belfort, France
7 thoughts on “Neurosis “Of Honor Found in Decay” European tour”
“Pain of Mind” is one of the more overlooked hardcore albums, in my view. Great stuff.
I’m really liking these tracks, thanks for the heads up Brett.
Always really disliked this band – they came off to me as a predecessor to much of the annoying post/indie/”atmospheric” hipster-fodder that comes out today and their “lol 2 deep 4 u” fanbase is annoying as hell.
This is decent indie rock. Hipsters will flock to it, but not as much as Nachtmystium.
Then again, we can’t let the fans of a project define its meaning, if there is one.
In all honesty, this sounds very much like it’s laced with tetrahydrocannabinol.
Why bother though when you can just listen to old Tangerine Dream/Klaus Schulze? I mean if you really just want ambient spacey literally deep-sounding stuff, some psychedelic German folks already did that a while back and without the thick-rimmed-glasses Pitchfork-fellatio.
It sounds like there were quite a few vaporizer hits consumed in the making of this music. Good work if you can get it, I guess.
That’s true about the fanbase, but how much of that is their fault? Maybe it is; it seems the unhipstery bands don’t attract hipsters. Then again, hipsters love Iron Maiden and Burzum.
Hipster hipster hipster. Hipster! Hipster hipster? Hipster…
Metalheads are the worst hipsters of all. “Lol 2 deep 4 u fanbase”? That’s metalhead fandom summed up in a phrase right there…
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