Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Neuraxis‘ Imagery, which was released on February 6, 1997.
Damn, this is a raw album. The snare drum sounds so real and crisp. The band’s debut album has a cool mix of deep growls and lighter, out of control growls that almost seem to duel each other in some parts. I’ve never heard a deep growl ‘hum’ the melody of a song like what is done in “Oscilliated to Intelligence.” I can swear the vocalist is burping at one point in “Lid to Your Soul,” too. It has a sense of humor, and that makes it even better. “The Drop” is seriously one of the funniest songs I’ve ever listened to in a completely random sense. The instrumentals are quite good, and really add a lot to the songs they come before.
The raw production sound of this album means that a lot of things, such as the bass, and even the vocals a bit, get buried in the background. The riffs on this album are still really good, but aren’t quite as breathtaking as on most other tech death albums I’ve listened to.
Favorite Tracks: “Reasons of Being,” “Lid to Your Soul,” “The Drop” (The last one for the sole purpose that it’s fucking ridiculous.)
I think this is definitely an album that’s worth checking out. Not only is it good music, but it’s also a fun album that doesn’t take itself very seriously. The band clearly had fun making this album. I have some minor problems, but overall, that doesn’t change the fact that it was a very fun listen. I’d listen to it again for sure. Give it a try!