Enemy of the Sun

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Enemy of the Sun
Studio album by Neurosis
Released August 17, 1993
Genre Post-metal, sludge metal
Length 61:41
Label Alternative Tentacles
Producer Neurosis
Neurosis chronology
Souls at Zero
Enemy of the Sun
Through Silver in Blood
Reissue artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 2.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Enemy of the Sun is the fourth studio album from California-based post-metal band Neurosis. It was originally released on Alternative Tentacles in 1993 and later reissued on Neurot Recordings in 1999. The album was reissued with new cover artwork on August 20, 2010.[3] On February 14, 2012, a fully remastered version was released on vinyl via Relapse Records.[4]

The album opens with a sample from the movie adaptation of The Sheltering Sky. The same sample also opens The God Machine's Scenes from the Second Storey, an album released in the same year as Enemy of the Sun.

Track listing[edit]

Enemy of the Sun
No. Title Length
1. "Lost" 9:41
2. "Raze the Stray" 8:42
3. "Burning Flesh in Year of Pig" 1:37
4. "Cold Ascending" 3:44
5. "Lexicon" 6:32
6. "Enemy of the Sun" 7:33
7. "The Time of the Beasts" 7:59
8. "Cleanse" 15:53
Total length: 61:41
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
9. "Takeahnase" (demo version) 7:44
10. "Cleanse II" (Live in Oberhausen) 6:45


Additional musicians
Technical personnel

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format
Worldwide August 17, 1993 Alternative Tentacles CD
Worldwide reissue 1999 Neurot Recordings CD
August 20, 2010 Neurot Recordings CD, digital
February 14, 2012 Relapse Records LP


  1. ^ Pacheco, George. "Neurosis - 'Enemy Of The Sun'". About.com. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  2. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Enemy of the Sun - Neurosis". Allmusic. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Neurosis' 'Enemy Of The Sun' To Be Reissued With New Artwork". Blabbermouth.net. May 26, 2012. Retrieved December 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Neurosis: Classic Albums To Be Reissued On Deluxe Vinyl". Blabbermouth.net. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 17, 2012.