Neurosis is an avant-garde American metal band from Oakland, California. Neurosis has inspired many groups such as Isis or Cult of Luna that were born in the early 2000s.
Some of the members of Neurosis have a very experimental parallel project called Tribes of Neurot, in which they play only instrumental pieces. These are experiments whose style is very difficult to detect, including large tribal music influences, allied with very oppressive and dark atmospheres. Neurosis' album of Times of Grace can be superimposed in a sonic way with a Tribes of Neurot album, Grace. Both albums were designed to complement each other by overlapping.
At the end of 1985, Scott Kelly, Dave Edwardson and Jason Roeder (former members of Violent Coercion) formed Neurosis as a hardcore punk band, accompanied by a hint of crust punk, influenced by the British Amebix. In 1986, Chad Salter is recruited as second guitarist. It was with this training that the first album Pain of Mind was released in 1987.
In 1989, guitarist and singer Chad Salter was replaced by Steve Von Till, and Simon McIlroy joined the group in the synthesizer and sampler in 1990. These two new members participate in the album The Word as Law , where Neurosis begins its transition> from the hardcore punk of Pain of Mind to the more experimental sound in the third album Souls at Zero, which will become one of the bases of post-metal>.