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Neurosis

Postby Dead Kid » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:11 pm

Auckland crowd was rather subdued. As someone who's barely listened to them, it felt like Neurosis didn't fully show what they had up their sleeve until the last 3 songs, which demonstrated them at both their heaviest and their softest (At the End of the Road, Bending Light, The Doorway). We've been spoilt with all the tours of this style visiting here, so maybe they had too much to live up to in my head (particularly Boris, whose entire setlist was stunning). Neurosis played 10 songs, no need for an encore gimmick. The Doorway was a great closer, though couldn't help but remember that Isis had one of the best closers of all time in Celestial (The Tower). :calavcalav:

The Kings Arms was on the money as usual. The pummelling bass aimed directly at our rib cages. It wasn't ridiculously loud like Ufomammut or Melvins, but that was a good thing in hindsight. Don't need ringing ears to indicate a good time, though it might just be that my ears are already painted. There'll be other places to play when the KA is gone, but the quality will be missed.

Old Loaves were suitably heavy, churning out an interesting and varied set. A bit punky of course. Definitely not just filler for the support slot as nearly everyone who'd arrived stayed inside.
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Re: Neurosis

Postby Dead Kid » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:06 am

Geez, I went a bit easy here. This show sticks in my mind as one of the few that struggled to meet expectations. Yeah, the last 3 songs were great, but the first 7 songs and the crowd standing like statues had me pretty bored.
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Re: Neurosis

Postby dave-brown » Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:24 am

Dead Kid wrote: and the crowd standing like statues had me pretty bored.

Sounds like every Melbourne show ever

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Re: Neurosis

Postby Subcide » Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:08 pm

New Zealand audiences get progressively wilder as you travel south. Auckland audiences are anally retentive posers.
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Re: Neurosis

Postby Dead Kid » Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:43 am

Yes, but that's a general statement that doesn't necessarily apply to mellow and atmospheric music that nobody moves to. If someone tries to start a circle pit to Jakob in Dunedin then it just means they're on some serious drugs.
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Re: Neurosis

Postby Subcide » Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:28 pm

Dead Kid wrote:Yes, but that's a general statement that doesn't necessarily apply to mellow and atmospheric music that nobody moves to. If someone tries to start a circle pit to Jakob in Dunedin then it just means they're on some serious drugs.


If you go to gigs in Dunedin and aren't a student, chances are you are on serious drugs.
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Re: Neurosis

Postby Dead Kid » Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:32 pm

So are you basically just claiming that Auckland audiences don't do enough drugs?
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Re: Neurosis

Postby dave-brown » Mon Dec 21, 2020 9:11 pm

Sounds like it.
Although if I was subjected to a live show with bands like Neurosis, id probably require lot of alcohol and stimulants to enjoy myself


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