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Souls at Zero

Band
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
Released
GenresAtmospheric Sludge Metal, Sludge Metal
LabelsAlternative Tentacles
Length1:01:17
Ranked#40 for 1992 , #1,501 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  5
Total votes :  6
Rating :  92.5 / 100
Have :  2       Want : 0
Added by level 21 Zyklus
Last modified by level 21 Eagles
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Neurosis - Souls at Zero Photo by 팩철이
Souls at Zero Information

Track listing (Songs)

titleratingvotes
1.7:51951
2.9:18851
3.Zero1:40751
4.4:05801
5.4:55851
6.6:20951
7.9:34851
8.Stripped8:00901
9.Takeahnase7:56901
10.Empty1:36801

Line-up (members)

  • Scott Kelly : Guitar, Vocals
  • Steve Von Till : Guitar, Vocals
  • Dave Edwardson : Bass, Vocals
  • Simon McIlroy : Keyboards, Tapes, Samples
  • Jason Roeder : Drums
  • Adam Kendall : Visual Media
  • Kris Force : Violin, Viola
  • Sarah Augros : Flute
  • Walter P. Sunday : Cello
  • Siovhan King : Trumpet
Produced by Neurosis and Bill Thompson
Engineered by Bill Thompson
Mix Doctor: Jello Biafra
Recorded and mixed at Starlight Sound, Richmond
Assistant engineers: Malcom Sherwood, Jeff Fogerty & Jeffrey Gray

In 1999, the album was re-released on Neurot Records with the following bonus
tracks:
'Souls' (demo version of 'Souls at Zero', 1991)
'Zero' (demo, 1991)
'Cleanse III' (live in London ... See More

Souls at Zero Reviews

 (1)
Reviewer :  level 12   95/100
Date : 
This was one of the biggest surprises in my course of listening to Metal evolve chronologically, for a few reasons. First of all, I hadn’t been a fan of Sludge Metal or Neurosis so far, so my expectations were something very different. Second of all wow, it’s breathtaking, especially considering absolutely nothing sounded like this in 1992, not even close. The layering, atmosphere, and building crescendos here are what would become the genre of Post-Metal, as well as Atmospheric Sludge.

Despite that terminology, this album has much more in common with Doom than any prior Sludge, and that’s why I love it! It’s all pessimistic melancholy and gloomy angst here, built on anxious, depressive but often melodic and sometimes beautiful melodies. The slow, plodding tempo is accented nicely by interesting rhythm work. The vocals are the only trait really reminiscent of Sludge, being a hardcore punk-esque strained yell that works wonders against the grim soundscapes. The desperation and angst in the vocals is ferociously convincing.

The core band creates some amazing instrumental soundscapes, the guitars especially doing some very interesting things I couldn’t begin to describe to add to the wall of punishment. It sounds dissonant, but never chaotic; very well constructed and orchestrated to add unique layers to the sound. However, possibly the most interesting factor to this album are the samples and other instruments/keys used quite liberally. The samples effectively c
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Souls at Zero Comments

 (5)
level 3   95/100
Yeah its a classic for a reason for a sludge record it was virtually flawless
level 7   95/100
진심개멋잇군....
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Neurosis - Souls at Zero Photo by 팩철이
level 1   90/100
Souls at Zero is Neurosis' third album overall, but marks the first incarnation of their now-iconic progressive, sludgy and experimental sound. Strongest tracks are Takeahnase and A Chronology For Survival.
level 12   95/100
아마 누구나 듣기 쉬운 뉴로시스 앨범이다. 가장 멜로디가 명확하고 난해한 점도 딱히 없는 앨범. 그럼에도 역시 감흥이 크다.
level 21   85/100
ďalší posun v ich štýle: experimentálny sludge/post metal s občasnými vplyvmi HC

Neurosis Discography

AlbumTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Album67.540
EP67.520
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▶  Souls at ZeroAlbum92.561
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EP8010
Album9530
Live-00
Live8010
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Live8010
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