The Artist/Album: Neurosis, Honor Found in Decay (Neurot, October 30th)
Why It’s Worth the Wait: The last time Neurosis released a new record, a little site named self-titled was still in its planning stages. So this record’s both a reminder of how long we’ve been around–nearly four years!–and what a momentous occasion new Neurosis records are. Whether you listen to metal LPs on a regular basis or only check extremmmmme artists out when they get Best New Music on Pitchfork–a designation this album most certainly deserves–this is essential listening. The soundtrack to the downfall of civilization, really, Mayan calendar be damned.