The album that (possibly) started it all, welcome, everyone, to Neurosis and Through Silver In Blood. Before this I will say something that most of you will agree with. Music, in modern times, has become a product, a tightly packaged product, if you check mainstream music since the 80's you will see very upbeat, easy to dance to and catchy songs, meant to be fun and positive, dealing with light things. It doesn't make you think or feel too much, it is just there like a temporary shot of bland happiness. This is fine to most but not for me and for most people here. TSIB is music, not a product. Music that isn't easy, it is very oppressive, unsettling, dark and uncomfortable, this is what art should be, honesty and creation with meaning and thought behind it. But even in the darkest things, beauty can be found. Neurosis represent something we all have, struggles, life isn't always easy and wonderul, it is unpredictable and can turn around at any moment, that is the beauty of it. This record is a soundtrack of your darkest times, times that we all hide from everyone else, times we all had and will have. With its thick and dense atmosphere, crushing sound, TSIB almost has a hypnotic and mantra-like repetition, one that casts you in the deepest pits of emotion, the pits, they themselves, were in while recording this. Purify, Locust Star, Aeon, Eye, masterpieces, Neurosis translates hardships into notes like few other. True heaviness is best showcased when put against light, Neurosis does that in such a way you really do feel the dark seeping through instruments. A monumental release, a titanic slab of emotion wrapped in darkness and honesty. If you are ever in the dark, this is a remedy for it, trust me, use it if you dare though. Neurosis are among the last true pioneers in music, I am thinking The Beatles, King Crimson, Black Sabbath, Beethoven levels of pioneering. TSIB is a masterpiece, art in its purest and most human form. This is one of the albums that everyone should at least know about.
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