Given To The Rising
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Given To The Rising

21 May 2007

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  Song Title
Given To The Rising
Fear & Sickness
To The Wind
At The End Of The Road
Hidden Faces
Water Is Not Enough
Distill (Watching The Swarm)

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  • Original Release Date: 21 May 2007
  • Label: Neurot Recordings
  • Copyright: 2007 Neurot Recordings
  • Total Length: 1:10:42
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  • ASIN: B0023GH85Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,284 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Given to the Rising 1 Oct 2011
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Another exceptional release by Neurosis. All the hallmarks of their trade are there.. quality, heavy, intense, dark, cathartic music. The production is exactly as it should be - not only have the vocals and guitars never sounded better, but there is outstanding use of electronics on this release, providing a pervasive mood and ambience that works together with the band, and giving this record a character of its own. There are very few bands who consistantly get it as spot on as this. Having lived with it and absorbed it over the last few years, I can easily say it ranks amongst their best work. No hesitation in giving this 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Multi-Dimensional. 7 Sep 2009
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Continuing where they left off, Neurosis are back with their tenth full-length record, a fantastic achievement. 'Given To The Rising' is an odd Neurosis record, it doesn't continue the trend of evolving, in my eyes. Neurosis have stood still for the first time in their career. 'Given To The Rising' is just a continuation of what 'The Eye Of Every Storm' started to experiment with. To be honest, that isn't a bad thing. The aforementioned full-length was one of Neurosis' best, in my opinion. It developed a new sound like Neurosis have never seen before. It's focused a lot more on progression in terms of atmosphere, whereas Neurosis used to focus on sound experimentation in terms of their former aggressive sound. Well, I say former, but it still continues today.

'Given To The Rising' has that spaced out feel 'The Eye Of Every Storm' had. This is largely due to the use of keyboards. They create a distinctive sound throughout, a sound that is very appealing to the senses in every human being. It's a sound that tends to twirl and swirl it's way around the instruments. Especially the guitars. Considering the fact Neurosis use two guitarists, it has a big job on it's hands, but still, it does a fantastic job of wrapping itself around those powerful riffs and keeping them, as well as the listener, enclosed in a small space from which the noise cannot escape anywhere but in to your ear drums and through your body. The title track is a particularly good indication of this swirling sound. The keyboards are used prominently throughout the song and they're used very well. As I also said, the use of two guitarists serves well to the atmosphere Neurosis have decided to spend much more time developing this time round.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They've done it again!!! 23 May 2007
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A stunning album. I was a big fan of 'The Eye of Every Storm' and really enjoyed the sparseness of the music. This however is something quite different. Gone are the space-rock influences in favour of a more stripped down affair. There is still lots of texture, it's just been complemented by a much heavier approach than we've had since 'Through Silver In Blood'. Particular mention should go to the tracks 'To The Wind' and the title track. Both favour the now legendary Neurosis big ending with massive guitars. Oh and Scott Kelly gravelly singing his way through 'To the Wiiiinnnnddddddd' before his rasps give way to a huge end to the song.

This album is dynamically very interesting and (in my opinion) best heard through headphones late in the evening. Not a single fault; I especially like Steve Albini's crisp production yet again.

Cannot think of anything else to say, after all, it's Neurosis for Gods sake! Enjoy...
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's given... 13 July 2008
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Given to the Rising is Neurosis' 9th studio album. This you can tell; they've honed their craft to a razor's edge. The early albums; Pain of Mind and Word as Law were fairly primitive hardcore but they began to experiment and branch out on Souls at Zero. The following two albums; Enemy of the Sun and Through Silver in Blood were absolute monsters and two of the best heavy albums of the Nineties. Their journey took in more experimental and brooding forms with subsequent albums. Obviously their experimental drone alter ego - Tribes of Neurot was creeping into Neurosis' music more and more. 2004 album; Eye of Every Storm was a dark, more folk-tinged album than anyone was expecting and wasn't too greatly received and hell knows why; it's possibly my favourite.

Neurosis are one of those bands that pour their very life and soul into their work and you can really tell; the quality of the product; the attention to detail; the depth and rich emotional landscapes the music paints. Neurosis albums aren't something you can slap on when your friends come round, it has to be experienced, backed up by the fact that it takes at least three or four solid listens for anything to sink in and reveal itself.

Given to the Rising is basically a lesson in empiricism. They've taken everything they've learnt on the way boiled it down and seared it onto a small plastic disc for our pleasure. It's closest brother is probably Times of Grace. It has the brute force and riffage of that record but encorporates the atmospherics and soundscapes of Eye of Every Storm that they were flirting with on tracks like Away and Belief. The whole thing is much more varied and accomplished than Times of Grace however and a heckload more intense!
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