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Neurosis

The Word As Law

Neurot Recordings
LP $22.00

08/25/2017 655035310411 

NR 104 LP 


CD $13.00

08/25/2017 655035310428 

NR 104 CD 


FLAC $11.99

08/25/2017 655035310428 

NR 104 


MP3 $9.90

08/25/2017 655035310428 

NR 104 


On limited clear vinyl!!! “I still remember the first time I heard The Word As Law, shortly after it was released in 1990. From the first chords of “Double-Edged Sword” I was hooked—the sounds seemed to send some sort of powerful electrical current coursing through my body—and by the time the feedback faded out at the end of “Blisters” I was emotionally spent. I had never heard anything like it: it completely changed my understanding of three different musical genres—punk, hardcore, and metal. “The record blends elements of all three. There is the raw moodiness of punk. The ferocity and anger of hardcore. The musicianship and dynamics of metal. But the album transcends all those labels, in the process creating something utterly unique. “It hit me on so many levels. It spoke to the anger I had as a young punk, my sense that I was trapped in a dog-eat-dog world of relentless capitalist competition, my alienation from the broader society. But it also resonated on a deeper level. My father killed himself when I was a teenager, leaving me mourning, feeling as if I were surrounded by a thick fog of despair. This is not a happy collection of songs, but it played this incredibly positive and cathartic role in my life. Listening to it over and over, gave me an odd sense of comfort. I realized that I wasn’t the only person struggling with deep emotional turmoil and found myself slowly working through the anger and grief that had enveloped me. “More than twenty-five years later they are still my favorite band. And I still try to attend every Neurosis show I can. “The Word As Law was a massive influence on an entire generation of bands including my own, Econochrist. It’s the bridge to what Neurosis would become in later years. So put it back on your turntable. Step to the front the falling is today.” —Ben Sizemore

Tracklist

  1. #1 Double Edged Sword


  2. #2 The Choice


  3. #3 Obsequious Obsolescence


  4. #4 To What End?


  5. #5 Tomorrow's Reality


  6. #6 Common Inconsistencies


  7. #7 Insensitivity


  8. #8 Blisters


Single MP3s for this release are $1.29.

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