Neurosis

Neurosis
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2014 / 2018
Genre

Sludge Metal

Country

United States

Biography

Californian fivesome Neurosis are legends in every sense of the word. Conceived in 1985, they initially played straight-up hardcore/punk but along the way their sound developed into something new entirely. Their third album ‘Souls at Zero’(1992) shook the heavy music world to its foundations and is still considered a landmark effort in the post metal genre they helped create. Meanhwile they’ve put out a total of twelve albums and they’ve long since established an impeccable live reputation. On stage they are easily as unpredictable as on their recordings. Their last offering to date, ‘Fires within Fires’ (2016) is a blueprint of their long career: some hardcore punk, a dash of post metal, lots of experimentation and doomy atmospheres. The fact that the album could do with one or two more songs is testament to this band’s longevity. (#GMM18)