Honor Found In Decay
Released on October 30, 2012
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It is said that great art has the power to take us outside of ourselves and bring
us closer to ourselves simultaneously. Few bands have accomplished this rare
feat on a more profound and consistent basis than Neurosis. For nearly three
decades, their music has touched the hearts and minds of young men and
women seeking contact with something beyond the physical world, something intangible, something that expresses the inner tumult of the human
condition in a way that transcends time and space. Something that not only
provokes questions but maybe even hints at answers.
The music on Honor Found in Decay is both torturous and transcendent. It is the ongoing exposition of a vast internal dialogue that seems to
carry the weight of eons. With the right kind of ears and eyes, it can seem
like the trials and tribulations of mankind are being channeled through five
individuals: Steve Von Till, Scott Kelly, Noah Landis, Jason Roeder and
Dave Edwardson. And yet they will be the first ones to tell you that they are
just regular people trying to make sense of the world around them. Aided by
Josh Graham, their resident visual guru, they transmit their interpretations
through multiple sensory planes. The degree to which Neurosis allows them
to step out of their everyday lives is the distance between one and zero, the
distance between thinking and doing, the distance between this minute and
the one that may or may not follow. Which is to say: Neurosis takes them
outside of themselves and brings them closer to themselves. Simultaneously.
—J. Bennett (Decibel)