2007 was the year that saw the arrival of the successor of "The Eye Of Every Storm", "Given To The Rising" was it’s name and the passage of Neurosis by this Dutch "happening" appeared imperative.
This cd that reaches now our hands, through Neurot Recordings, is the document of this moment of pure purgation and contemplation, distributed in nine outstanding pieces.
The alignment, essentially based on the last two studio works and setting aside albuns as "Through Silver In Blood" and "Enemy Of The Sun", shows the band of Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till at a good moment of form, in promotion to their last full-lenght, though with a great tendency for more introspective approaches, slope more explored by the collective along these last years (you can hear it clearly in "The Season In The Sky" or "Crawl Back In"), which are mixed with themes that move in more turbulent waters.
However, the quality levels of the band are always in quite high landings, not defrauding minimally the listener (the magic of "Burn" or "Water is Not Enough", are a proof of that, itself). And another thing would not be of waiting, though some songs that we find imperative here do not mark its presence; but with such an huge, extensive and excellent catalogue we can do nothing. (15/20)