Origin: Oakland, California, USA  
Genres: Atmospheric Hardcore
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Last update/review: October 1, 2016

Neurosis

Neurosis is truly one of the most unique bands in extreme music today. Rising from hardcore roots in the Bay Area in the late eighties (the debut Pain Of Mind is very much a hardcore album), the first signs of the future sound of the band began to take shape on parts of The Word As Law, and by the time of Souls Of Zero (a masterpiece, one of the best albums of the nineties), their transformation into something special was complete. Describing their sound to the uninitiated is a difficult task -- they blend tortured vocals, tribal/rhythmic drumming, slow, dense riffing, and sampling effects to create bleak landscapes of sonic noise. Personal favorites are the aforementioned Souls At Zero and Enemy Of The Sun (arguably more metallic than the later material), with the newer A Sun That Never Sets also an excellent release. The live shows are quite an experience as well, with intense visual effects that complement the music. They've been virtually in a musical field all to themselves, though in recent times a few bands have emerged with clear Neurosis influences (two fine examples are Cult Of Luna and Isis). A highly talented and recommended band.

Current Members

Scott Kelly

guitars/vocals

Steve Von Till

guitars/vocals

Dave Edwardson

bass

Noah Landis

keyboards/samples

Jason Roeder

drums (Sleep)

Former Members/Guests

Simon McIlroy

keyboards



Discography



Pain Of Mind  
1987 Alternative Tentacles
  1. Pain Of Mind
  2. Self Taught Infection
  3. Reasons to Hide
  4. Black
  5. Training
  6. Stalemate
  7. Bury What's Dead
  8. Geneticide
  9. Ingrown
  10. United Sheep
  11. Dominoes Fall
  12. Life On Your Knees
  13. Grey
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Jason Roeder



The Word As Law  
1991 independent
  1. Double-Edged Sword
  2. The Choice
  3. Obsequious Obsolescence
  4. To What End?
  5. Tomorrow's Reality
  6. Common Inconsistencies
  7. Insensitivity Blisters
  8. Life On Your Knees
  9. Pain of Mind
  10. Grey
  11. United Sheep
  12. Pollution
  13. Day of the Lords
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Jason Roeder




Souls At Zero  
1992 Alternative Tentacles
  1. To Crawl Under One's Skin
  2. Souls At Zero
  3. Zero
  4. Flight
  5. The Web Sterile Vision
  6. A Chronology For Survival
  7. Stripped
  8. Takeahnase
  9. Empty
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Simon McIlroy
  • Jason Roeder
1992 Readers' Album #43





Enemy Of The Sun  
1993 Alternative Tentacles
  1. Lost
  2. Raze the Stray
  3. Burning Flesh In Year of Pig
  4. Cold Ascending
  5. Lexicon
  6. Enemy of the Sun
  7. Time of the Beasts
  8. Cleanse
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Simon McIlroy
  • Jason Roeder
1993 Readers' Album #58





Through Silver In Blood  
1996 Relapse
  1. Through silver in blood
  2. Rehumanize
  3. Eye
  4. Purify
  5. Locust star
  6. Strength of fates
  7. Become the ocean
  8. Aeon
  9. Enclosure in flame
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder
1996 Readers' Album #22





Locust Star  EP
1997 Relapse
  1. Locust Star (edit)
  2. Eye (edit)
  3. Aeon (edit)
  4. Aeon
  5. Wolf Lava
  6. Sustenance
  7. Crawl Inside
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder



Times Of Grace  
1999 Relapse
  1. Suspended in light
  2. The doorway
  3. Under the surface
  4. The last you'll know
  5. Belief
  6. Exist
  7. End of the harvest
  8. Descent
  9. Away
  10. Times of grace
  11. The road to sovereignty
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder
1999 Readers' Album #24





Sovereign  
2000 Relapse
  1. Prayer
  2. An Offering
  3. Flood
  4. Sovereign
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder



A Sun That Never Sets  
2001 Relapse
  1. Erode
  2. The Tide
  3. From the Hill
  4. A Sun That Never Sets
  5. Falling Unknown
  6. From Where Its Roots Run
  7. Crawl Back In
  8. Watchfire
  9. Resound
  10. Stones From the Sky
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder




A Sun That Never Sets  VIDEO
2002 Relapse



The Eye Of Every Storm  
2004 Relapse
  1. Burn
  2. No River To Take Me Home
  3. The Eye Of Every Storm
  4. Left To Wander
  5. Shelter
  6. A Season In The Sky
  7. Bridges
  8. I Can See You
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder
2004 Readers' Album #53





Given To The Rising  
2007 Neurot
  1. Given to the Rising
  2. Fear & Sickness
  3. To the Wind
  4. At the End of the Road
  5. Shadow
  6. Hidden Faces
  7. Water Is not Enough
  8. Distill (Watching the Swarm)
  9. Nine
  10. Origin
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder
2007 Readers' Album #36





Live At Roadburn 2007  
2010 Neurot
  1. Given To The Rising
  2. Burn
  3. A Season In The Sky
  4. At The End Of The Road
  5. Crawl Back In
  6. Distill
  7. Water Is Not Enough
  8. Left To Wander
  9. The Doorway
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder



Honor Found In Decay  
2012 Neurot
  1. We All Rage In Gold
  2. At The Well
  3. My Heart For Deliverance
  4. Bleeding The Pigs
  5. Casting Of The Ages
  6. All Is Found... In Time
  7. Raise The Dawn
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder
2012 Readers' Album #49





Fires Within Fires  
2016 Neurot
  1. Bending Light
  2. A Shadow Memory
  3. Fire Is The End Lesson
  4. Broken Ground
  5. Reach
  • Scott Kelly
  • Steve Von Till
  • Dave Edwardson
  • Noah Landis
  • Jason Roeder
2016 Readers' Album #23





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