Truth be told, I’ve been struggling a bit lately. Part of me wants to listen to more music, but I often find myself just not that interested. New music has been coming out, but much of it just isn’t clicking with me at the moment. Not because I don’t think I will like it, but rather because it all needs some time and a bit of an investment to get into.
And lately, I have been short on the energy needed to make that investment.
And so, we have a fair bit of Exodus here. Some classic Neurosis as well. When we look at the week above (which really just picked some highlights, doesn’t reflect everything) what we really see is work and working out.
Exodus is excellent weight lifting music. It is pissed off. It is aggressive. There’s no room for contemplation, for subtlety, there is just angry, heavy, thrash. So, plenty of them this week. Missing from the lifting tunes is the Lamb of God that was part of that as well.
The new Fear Factory album is, honestly, better than it has any right to be. It is still Fear Factory, you know exactly what you are getting. But it’s good Fear Factory. So I am on board. Bossk and AMENRA have a deserved place, helping with Neurosis, to keep the “post” genres present.
Kardashev earned its place this week. Their combination of beauty and heavy really hits the spot, and was one of the few albums I listened to this week just to listen to music. Still, some really good music this week, and a reminder of just how much I freaking love Neurosis, and post-metal in general.