Through Silver in Blood

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Through Silver in Blood
Studio album by Neurosis
Released April 23, 1996 (1996-04-23)
Recorded December 1995 (1995-12)
Studio Brilliant Studios and Coast Studios, Oakland, CA
Genre Post-metal,[1] sludge metal
Length 70:32
Label Relapse
Producer Billy Anderson, Neurosis
Neurosis chronology
Enemy of the Sun
Through Silver in Blood
Times of Grace
Reissue artwork
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[2]

Through Silver in Blood is the fifth album from the California-based post-metal band Neurosis. The album was released on April 23, 1996, and was their first record to be released under record label Relapse Records. The album was reissued in July 2009 on Neurot Recordings.


The album holds elements of industrial metal reminiscent of Godflesh, sludge metal, doom metal, avant-garde metal, and yet still retains faint elements of hardcore punk from the band's previous work. The vocals are usually shouted, growled or screamed, and the drums are often played in a similar way to the electronic drums exhibited in industrial metal and industrial rock, although the drums play a doom metal or sludge metal groove in many passages. The lyrics are mainly pessimistic and dark, and the songs are largely based on heavy riffing with extensive layers of distortion peppered with raw external white noise giving the album a very bleak, aggressive sound.[citation needed] However, certain songs on the album possess quieter passages, such as "Purify", allowing more depth into the album as expanded on by Dave Edwardson below.

Bassist and vocalist Dave Edwardson described the album as "more of an epic undertaking than the last one. We know how to get a lot more out of one note these days and we are a lot more trance-oriented in our music as far as wanting it to be overwhelming and aggressive but at a constant flow. We were trying to develop a record that was like one song that actually means more from the beginning to the end than it does individually."[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Through Silver in Blood" 12:11
2. "Rehumanize" 1:46
3. "Eye" 5:17
4. "Purify" 12:18
5. "Locust Star" 5:48
6. "Strength of Fates" 9:43
7. "Become the Ocean" 1:27
8. "Aeon" 11:43
9. "Enclosure in Flame" 10:19
Total length: 70:32


Additional musicians


  1. ^ Jahdi, Robin (24 June 2015). "The 40 best post-metal records ever made". Fact. Retrieved 26 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Through Silver in Blood - Neurosis". Allmusic. Retrieved October 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bromley, Adrian (18 April 1996). "Neurotics Never Know: A Chat with Neurosis' Dave Edwardson". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 26 May 2013.  External link in |work= (help)