perjantai 27. heinäkuuta 2012

Warning! Neurosis-post.

I've been listening to Neurosis' Given to the Rising for two days straight. I've listened to it hundreds of times, but I think still it has taken all these spins, all this time, and these past to days to actually get inside that record. Now I realize that this band really does not mess around. They always make their best record to date. And that's something you can rarely say about a band that started in the 80's. And it is so strange. Until this moment I had thought that I understood this record, that I already "got it". And it proved me wrong. Now it is spread wide and beautiful, right in front of my eyes and ears. It spreads out like a forest of pinetrees in the last, slowly fading light of the first autumn nights. The ones that actually get dark, when the shadows grow patiently and eventually become the darkness. When you suddenly realize that it has engulfed you, it has been dark for quite a while already. This is something so beautiful I can't actually describe it in any of the languages I more or less write.

This band has carried me through the hardest days of my life, and I know they will continueto do so as long as I live on this earth. It is inspiring, just pure, spiritual redemption in form of music and art. It is my soundtrack of meditation, truly, utterly transcending and in it's own dissonant way in harmony with the nature. All the albums, just perfection when you sit close to the nature and let them flow through you. It elevates you, not like some new age hippie would think of it. It carries you away, gives you a taste of mortality, undresses you from troubles and traumas, let's you exist without worries, without guilt. Just pure being, enlightening, refreshing, purifying. It always makes me feel so much better than before listening to it.

The only reason I'm writing here about Neurosis right now, because I'm pretty sure the few readers I have in my Finnish blog are quite fed up with my Neurosis posts, that pop up about every six hours. So I decided to let out some steam here, since now one gives a shit anyway. I could probably make this post relevant by saying, that Cut To Fit's Havoc Supreme is out now and you can order it by sending us mail at cuttofit@windowslive.com . It's not nearly as good as Given To The Rising, but it'll do if you're into grindcore and shit.

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