Neurosis – Fires within Fire (2016)

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Leveling everything on their path, today we have Neurosis and their devastating release “Fires within Fires”. Unleashed after a period of high activity from the band which saw them tour the world with handpicked 30 years anniversary shows, this release delivers over 40 minutes of soul crushing music. Featuring five songs, the album will satisfy any follower of the band and “power of the riff” connoisseurs.

Ripping things wide open with the relentless riffing of “Bending Light”, the band starts on a high note with massive walls of sound and the signature Neurosis vocal attack. Going into more hypnotic territories with the tribal-influenced “A Shadow Memory”, Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till continue their riffing onslaught in this punishing song. The atmospheric elements, courtesy of Noah Landis, in “Fire is the End Lesson” make this track one of our favorite ones.

Changing the mood of the release, “Broken Ground” opens with calmer first few minutes only to slowly build up into more demoralizing riffs and intense tempo changes. Closing with the highly melancholic “Reach”, the band creates a very unique mood that slowly builds up for over 10 minutes and explores more atmospheric and experimental passages. As the most unique track in this release, this closer perfectly sets rounds up one of the best Post-Metal albums of 2016.

As a whole, “Fires with Fire” presents the fans of the band with a hefty dosage of pummeling riffs and solid tracks to keep them entertained for a while. Continuing with their experimental nature, the band also crafts unique songs which are less straightforward and probably the most enjoyable for fans looking for new ideas and elements. Overall, if you are a fan of Neurosis or Post-Metal, this is definitely one album you do not want to miss.

Band: Neurosis Album: Fires within Fire

Label: Neurot Recordings

Release: Septmeber 23rd, 2016

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Genre: Post-Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 92/100
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