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3.15 | 7 ratings | 1 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2005

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waging War On The Forevers (10:42)
2. Narcotics And Dissecting Knives (10:59)
3. Holy Flower Of The North Star (14:19)
4. Three Hours (11:12)
5. Blood Letting And Forgetting (8:27)
6. Wisp Of Tow (9:28)

Total time 65:07

Line-up / Musicians

- Timothy Mead / vocals, synthesizers
- Christopher Bennett / guitars
- Dustin Addis / guitar
- Sanford Parker / bass, synthesizers, producer
- Anthony Couri ("Tony Wyioming") / drums

- Bruce Lamont / sax (6)

Releases information

Artwork: Zedekron and Tony Wyioming

CD At A Loss Recordings ‎- AAL018CD (2005, US)

2xLP At A Loss Recordings ‎- AAL018LP (2008, US) New cover art

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
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Review by UMUR
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3 stars Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive is the debut studio album by US experimental/ post metal act Minsk. I was introduced to Minsk via their second album The Ritual Fires of Abandonment (2007) which I found to be an excellent album. A really great surprise for me with itīs crushingly heavy riffing mixed with psychadelic elements. Great album that one. So I had to get Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive to see if the band had started out as strong.

The music is pretty much in the same vein as on The Ritual Fires of Abandonment which means that this is a crushingly heavy album with psychadelic leanings. The psychadelic elements are not as dominant as on the second album though. Neurosis is the big influence here and I canīt say that Minsk brings much new to the table on this debut, but itīs still a very enjoyable album. The six songs on the album are generally very long and most clock in about the 10 minutes. The music has a tendency to become a bit too repetitive at times which is something they have corrected for their second album. The vocals are very harsh, but never growling.

The musicianship is good. Note the tribal like drumming. Very Neurosis inspired.

The production is strong and heavy.

Iīm happy that I purchased Out Of A Center Which Is Neither Dead Nor Alive, but I do prefer The Ritual Fires of Abandonment over this one. Itīs just a more sophisticated release. This album deserves a 3 star rating. Fans of Neurosis should really check this band out.

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