Neurosis / Given To The Rising
Album: Given To The Rising   Collection:General
Artist:Neurosis   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Neurot Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-08-12 Pull Date: 2007-10-14 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Oct 7 Sep 16 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 16, 2008: A2Z
Water Is Not Enough
4. Aug 27, 2007: A2Z
To The Wind
2. Oct 03, 2007: public noize racket
Given To The Rising
5. Aug 25, 2007: On The Warpath
Given To The Rising
3. Sep 14, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
6. Aug 25, 2007: Scatterbrain Radio
Water Is Not Enough

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2007-08-05
Local (Oakland) long-running kings of the heavy riff and huge sounding epics. That’s exactly what you get here and it really pays off. This is a much heavier album than the last few (that said, they do a brilliant job with the more introspective, mellow stuff). Yet another reason why this band is so consistently great.

(((((1))))) Riff, riff repeat – slow and vast sound all around.
((((2)))) Spacey effects, slow and reliant on just a few notes then building into a big monolith of doom.
(((((3))))) Beautiful, clean played chords then crushed by gargantuan riffage. Mid-paced and filled with a tight ‘groove’ without going the obvious route.
((((4)))) Noisy, sparse in the first half then opens to a thundering mass of heaviness.
((((5)))) Really trippy interlude with intense voiced spoken word and spacey electronic warbles.
(((((6))))) Steady and resonating as it builds into a seriously rockin’ tempo.
((((((7)))))) Killer! Totally riffy, epic and continually moving outward.
((((8))) Builds up slow then gets seriously loud and pummeling moves to a trippy “space-out” part and then back to the heaviness.
(((((9))))) Another noise & spoken word interlude. This is a real trip. It alludes to the 9 – being the magic number in the Nordic pantheon.
((((10)))) Slow, folksy, introspective number that leaving the bombast for last (but not least).

Track Listing
1. Given To The Rising   6. Hidden Faces
2. Fear And Sickness   7. Water Is Not Enough
3. To The Wind   8. Distill (Watching The Swarm)
4. At The End Of The Road   9. Nine
5. Shadow   10. Origin