Alongside the phenomenon of "meetings" of bands, another seems to be growing and that is the reissues, which will Neurosis its most visible face in the last couple of years.
Not wanting to go into the possible reasons that bands and labels to take this path, the fact is that anyone who can benefit from this process is the public (on the one hand, to discover these projects/albums, second, for the fans/collectors complete their discography with some bonus, more or less relevant).
Ahead. The Finns Spiritus Mortis see their first long full length reissued by Firebox Records, bringing a new artwork, remastered from original songs to which were added four unreleased songs. Affiliated to the line of doom metal in more traditional lines, launched this work in 2004 titled, seventeen years - seventeen! - after their formation and almost a dozen demos, which shows a clear band's perseverance Alavus and believe in its sound and themes, yes, because over then fourteen subjects we could hear a handful of good songs with possible approaches to hard rock and some more bluesy notes, giving it fresh and dynamic, in a genre where the innovations do not are our “bread each day”.
The whole mix has added value to this work. "Rise From Hell," "Vow To The Sun" or "Forever", are some of the themes that mark the band's sound and demonstrate the quality and features it has (13.5/20).
Regarding news: we added four unreleased songs, totaling about a twenty minutes, nothing different from the original alignment. We could think of outtakes, discarded by the poor quality issues, but no, the slab remains unchanged, that arise without feeling that we are facing a series of fillers and that certainly will appeal to fans of the genre. For others, are good twenty minutes of doom metal that can pass them along. (14/20)