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Neurosis / Given To The Rising
Album:Given To The Rising Collection:General
Artist:Neurosis Added:08/2007
Label:Neurot Recordings 

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Add Date:2007-08-12 Pull Date:2007-10-14 Charts:Loud
Week Ending:7 Oct16 Sep2 Sep26 Aug19 Aug
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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