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Neurosis, Bloodiest, Atlas Moth 

When: Sun., Dec. 30, 8:30 p.m. 2012
Price: $26, $23 in advance
Every new Neurosis album is a voyage, and it takes many listens to get to the end—there are layers behind layers behind layers. The recent Honor Found in Decay (Neurot), their tenth, is no exception: its particular spin on the moody, atmospheric, and heavy-as-fuck progressive metal that Neurosis helped to invent manages to be folk inflected and slightly futuristic at the same time. What’s odder is that the long tracks (“At the Well,” “My Heart for Deliverance,” and “Casting of the Ages,” all more than ten minutes) seem to go by faster than some of the shorter ones, in an impressive bit of time compression. It’s especially effective when a big riff in one of those long songs drops on you like a ton of bricks—the music’s steady, ritualistic motion, like the ever-nearer swinging of Poe’s pendulum, makes you think you’ve got more time. Neurosis have given a lot of care to the selection of openers for this tour—tonight they’ll play after worthy locals Bloodiest and the Atlas Moth. —Monica Kendrick


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