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Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood



8.7 | 255 votes |
Release date: 2 April 1996
Style: Post-hardcore , Atmospheric sludge metal

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01. Through Silver In Blood
02. Rehumanize
03. Eye
04. Purify
05. Locust Star
06. Strength Of Fates
07. Become The Ocean
08. Aeon
09. Enclosure In Flame

Top 20 albums of 1996: 15

Guest review by
DeliciousDishes
Rating:
10
In 1996, Neurosis decided to drop a bomb on us. An album that would not only go on to basically create the genre of post metal, but also one of the heaviest pieces of music you will ever hear.

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published 18.08.2020 | Comments (18)

Wow. Some 25 years ago this slab of sludge so heavy that merely playing it aloud causes such rumbling deep below the Earth's surface that the tectonic plates themselves move. Raw, visceral power. Literature cites three forms of conflict - man vs man, man vs self, man and man vs nature. Time to add another to the list... Man vs music.

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07.03.2011 - 02:46
DjentDude

This is amazing but I doubt anybody needs to be told that >.>
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15.01.2012 - 06:42
Rating: 10
Necrox

I know, Strength of Fates scared the sh*t outta me the first time I heard it. And the second. Haven't gotten around to 3rd spin yet, this is an album you listen to occasionally.
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01.02.2012 - 15:16
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Is this a good place to start with Neurosis? thinking getting into them but I cant decide on an album.
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01.02.2012 - 15:52
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 15:16

Is this a good place to start with Neurosis? thinking getting into them but I cant decide on an album.


I remember I asked this in their band thread and I got a response which I agree with now that I know most of their discography.

Given To The Rising would be the best choice overall because it contains pretty much everything Neurosis is known for: It has agression, intense moments, calm sections... It's really varied and therefore shows pretty much the whole package. The other albums like Times Of Grace are very intese and on the other hand albums like The Eye Of Every Storm are very calm most of the time
So yeah.... Given To The Rising would be the best start, if Given To The Rising didn't exist, I would say that you could start with Through Silver In Blood as it is also very representative but I would say a little bit less accessible.

Tl;dr answer: Go for Given To The Rising and if you aren't too sure about it when you are done with it... Give it a try with Through Silver In Blood because that album should not be missed under any circustances.
IMO pretty much their entire discography is worth checking out. But TSIB..... damn... Easily top 5 of the 90's for me and pretty much one of the pinnacles of Post-Metal. One of my nine albums I gave the max rating.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 16:04
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by X-Ray Rod on 01.02.2012 at 15:52

Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 15:16

Is this a good place to start with Neurosis? thinking getting into them but I cant decide on an album.

Tl;dr answer: Go for Given To The Rising and if you aren't too sure about it when you are done with it... Give it a try with Through Silver In Blood because that album should not be missed under any circustances.
IMO pretty much their entire discography is worth checking out. But TSIB..... damn... Easily top 5 of the 90's for me and pretty much one of the pinnacles of Post-Metal. One of my nine albums I gave the max rating.

Based on your rating with TSIB ill check that first, I don't really have a problem with accessibility so I will try this first, Thanks for the help.
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01.02.2012 - 16:06
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 16:04
Based on your rating with TSIB ill check that first, I don't really have a problem with accessibility so I will try this first, Thanks for the help.


Heh, thanks for the compliment! Tell me what you think about it when you are done.
I'm a *bit* of a fanboy since I really love their discography , at least the albums I own. One of the most consistent bands I know.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 16:11
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by X-Ray Rod on 01.02.2012 at 16:06

Heh, thanks for the compliment! Tell me what you think about it when you are done.
I'm a *bit* of a fanboy since I really love their discography , at least the albums I own. One of the most consistent bands I know.

That's the thing with Neurosis, Looking around I cant find many people with a bad thing to say about their albums which obviously makes it hard to choose one, I'm trying to get more into Sludge/Post Rock etc. and I kept hearing this bands name pop up so I figured id start with them.
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01.02.2012 - 16:15
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 16:11
That's the thing with Neurosis, Looking around I cant find many people with a bad thing to say about their albums which obviously makes it hard to choose one,.


Aye, that happens a lot among the fans, can't really decide on a good album to start not only because of the quality but also because besides from being consistent, they always change a little bit with every album. GTTR and TSIB are the only ones that try to show all the things the band has to offer. I'm quite sure the most popular opinion is that TSIB is their best one but usually by a hair from the rest.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 23:31
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by X-Ray Rod on 01.02.2012 at 16:06

Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 16:04
Based on your rating with TSIB ill check that first, I don't really have a problem with accessibility so I will try this first, Thanks for the help.


Heh, thanks for the compliment! Tell me what you think about it when you are done.
I'm a *bit* of a fanboy since I really love their discography , at least the albums I own. One of the most consistent bands I know.

You have made a new fan of Neurosis I think, I like this album a lot after giving it a few spins and I will most definitely be checking out more from this band, so thanks for the recommendation
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01.02.2012 - 23:36
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 23:31
You have made a new fan of Neurosis I think, I like this album a lot after giving it a few spins and I will most definitely be checking out more from this band, so thanks for the recommendation


Glad you liked them! If you enjoyed TSIB I'm sure you'll enjoy pretty much anything from Souls At Zero to present (they were hardcore punk before, still good but yoyu might want to be cautious).

And just for being a fanboy....

After 27 years(!) of kicking around, they are still as intense as ever. What I like about that song is that it works perfectly as both opener and closer. Because both the intro and outro are massive.



Compare it with this old one back in 95. Okay they had a bit more energy but they haven't changed that much
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 23:44
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

Written by X-Ray Rod on 01.02.2012 at 23:36

Written by @gent_-_orange on 01.02.2012 at 23:31
You have made a new fan of Neurosis I think, I like this album a lot after giving it a few spins and I will most definitely be checking out more from this band, so thanks for the recommendation


Glad you liked them! If you enjoyed TSIB I'm sure you'll enjoy pretty much anything from Souls At Zero to present (they were hardcore punk before, still good but yoyu might want to be cautious).

After 27 years(!) of kicking around, they are still as intense as ever. What I like about that song is that it works perfectly as both opener and closer. Because both the intro and outro are massive.


Cool stuff, Ill probably pick up a couple more records soon, and I like Hardcore punk so its all good.

I know what you mean with that song, Its almost like a Neurosis "anthem" and perfect for a live setting.
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01.02.2012 - 23:55
Kenos
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Written by X-Ray Rod on 01.02.2012 at 23:36

What I like about that song is that it works perfectly as both opener and closer. Because both the intro and outro are massive.


I agree; I saw them last summer and "Through Silver In Blood" was the final song (thankfully there was no encore; I just find it stupid)... And it simply burned the city to the ground.

Needless to say that this album is their most successful and consistent, easily one of the best of the last 20 years. If I had to choose another Neurosis album I really cherish, that'd be "The Eye Of Every Storm", much calmer yet absolutely dreary...
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02.02.2012 - 00:04
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 23:55
"The Eye Of Every Storm", much calmer yet absolutely dreary...


The last song, "I can see you" is some of the most intense moments of the band for me. There's a piercing desperation hidden in the beginning that grasp you by the throat later.

"In the oceans we can find you
For the sun we praise your name
In the dirt we pray for god to bring you back again... To bring you back again".
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.02.2012 - 14:23
Slayerus23
Account deleted
This is such a killing album. I'd put my hands on fire to claim this as one of the heaviest albums ever written.
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14.03.2012 - 16:56
Rating: 10
@gent_-_orange

After giving this album a tonne of spins I have to say this album is indeed excellent I should have listened to this band earlier.
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18.02.2013 - 06:00
sovietapple
Mouthcrab
I don't think I've ever listened to this album without ramen.
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"Without judgement, perception would increase a million times."~Chuck Schuldiner

Less coherent than Anal Cunt.

Eric Brecht once liked my Facebook comment. Therefore, by the translative property, Chuck Schuldiner like my comment.
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04.03.2013 - 19:08
Illog1cal
Account deleted
This album has no faults or flaws.
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19.06.2013 - 11:52
Rating: 9
mz

Massive album, should definitely go through their discography
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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05.04.2015 - 19:48
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The entire album is fraught with dense emotions; harrowing, enraged, and disturbed. This is an album to be appreciated in its entirety with no other distractions. I found that some passages overstayed their welcome, making me anxious to hear the next rather than revel in the emotion they sought to create at that instant
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20.04.2016 - 15:24
Rating: 9
musclassia

It's when I get round to revisiting an album that didn't work for me a while ago such as this and finding how much I enjoy it now that I wonder what other music from the past I've written off that might actually appeal to me in the future. The title track is obviously immense, but Purify, Locust Star, Aeon, there's some really good stuff here. Another listen or two and this could overtake Souls At Zero as my top Neurosis album I imagine
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10.11.2016 - 03:53
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose

This should definitely be in the top 200.
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19.07.2017 - 06:43
Rating: 10
Gordon Freeman

^Never going to happen. Sludge is not respected by continental Europeans. If any sludge album were to show up on the chart (minus the really melodic stuff like Mastodon's Crack the Skye or anything by Isis.) if would get down voted pretty hard. There are a bunch of sludge metal masterworks absent from the list compared to a bunch of relatively mediocre death doom and gothic stuff.
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God Dammit Doug! Take off your hat, Night Moves is playing. Don't be a prick man!

http://www.last.fm/user/Axl_The_Viking
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19.07.2017 - 11:05
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Gordon Freeman on 19.07.2017 at 06:43
^Never going to happen. Sludge is not respected by continental Europeans.

Pfff, what?
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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19.07.2017 - 17:52
Rating: 10
Gordon Freeman

Of course there is going to be a few people who break the trend. But tell me honestly, how many metal-heads do you know in your country who are big sludge fans outside of your circle of friends?
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God Dammit Doug! Take off your hat, Night Moves is playing. Don't be a prick man!

http://www.last.fm/user/Axl_The_Viking
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19.07.2017 - 21:17
Zap

Don't know about other European countries but sludge, post-metal, post-hardcore, etc. are probably the biggest extreme music genres in Belgium at the moment.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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21.07.2017 - 11:08
Rating: 9
X-Ray Rod
Skandino
Written by Gordon Freeman on 19.07.2017 at 17:52
Of course there is going to be a few people who break the trend. But tell me honestly, how many metal-heads do you know in your country who are big sludge fans outside of your circle of friends?

There is this band called Cult Of Luna but I'm not sure most people know about them. Pretty underground Swedish post-metal. They certainly don't get a huge crowd.

Written by Zap on 19.07.2017 at 21:17
Don't know about other European countries but sludge, post-metal, post-hardcore, etc. are probably the biggest extreme music genres in Belgium at the moment.

The whole Church Of Ra thing flew over dude's head haha.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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22.07.2020 - 05:55
Rating: 10
Mr.Self.Destruct

Just recently got into this band, and gotta say this album is an absolute masterpiece of pure apocalyptic proportion! I have never heard anything that sounds like this band until i started listening to them. This album definitely deserves to be in top 200.
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27.05.2021 - 15:35
Rating: 10
Deadsoulman
Clever text
25 years after its release and 24 years after I discovered the band via the first Ozzfest live album (of all things), this is still my favourite Neurosis record and among the heaviest shit ever. That riff inversion right in the middle of the title track is so nasty it makes my teeth fall out every time (yes, I have false teeth because of this album).
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