Published May 27, 2010Back in 1993, San Francisco, CA-based metal/hardcore freaks Neurosis unknowingly changed the future of extreme music. They had been slowly morphing their sound from relatively primitive hardcore to an expansive, apocalyptic and contemplative take on heavy music that would for better or for worse (mainly the latter) inspire a whole new sub-genre of metal. The album that started this era of the band was the amazing Enemy of the Sun, which will be re-released on August 30.
The re-release coincides with the band celebrating their 25th anniversary, and will be released on their Neurot Recordings, with new artwork and a fully redesigned package by Neurosis live visual guy Josh Graham, according to a press release.
And we realize you fans of miserable, nine-minute end-time epics are going to be pretty upset about Isis breaking up for a long time to come, but surely this will help ease the pain a bit.
The reissue contains a couple bonus tracks, in the form of a demo and a live track. A full tracklisting is below.
Neurosis's last album was 2007's Given to the Rising. The band, who remain largely inactive on the live front, will come out of their self-imposed hibernation to play this year's Godspeed You! Black Emperor-curated All Tomorrow's Parties festival.
Enemy of the Sun reissue:
2. "Raze The Stray"
3. "Burning Flesh in Year of Pig"
4. "Cold Ascending"
6. "Enemy of the Sun"
7. "The Time of the Beast"
9. "Takehnase (demo version)"
10. "Cleanse II (Live in Oberhausen)"