Several bands operate under the moniker Neurosis. The most well known is the sludge/post-hardcore/ambient band from The United States. The death/thrashers from Colombia must not be confused with them.
With more than 30 years in the ring, the Colombians have almost just as many years of experience. The band was started in 1987 and have for a period gone by the name of Neurosis Inc.
The discography now counts 16 different releases, the last one of which is the Las Centurias de la Muerte EP, which translates into The Centuries of Death.
Here we encounter three tracks with total playing time of just under 18 minutes.
The EP opens with the title song that begins in a moody manner, before customary deadly thrash and angry vocal manifests. The bridge once again offers a bit of mood, and rhythmic variation breaks up the monotony, before the song returns to conventional riffs. The song doesn't rise above what is normative.
There's a bit more pep and zest to be found in El guardián and Voces del infierno, which has a quite different and more resounding soundscape. The guitars construct spooky moods. Bright guitar tones create dark feelings. These are joined and supported by rumbling bass and growls with clear diction.
The veterans deliver an enjoyable performance, even though the start is a bit so-so. The style should appeal to conservative old school extreme-metallers, although the release can't exactly be called a mandatory piece of intellectual property. If this appeal, half a dozen of the band's releases can be found on Bandcamp. With over a decade since the release of the previous full-length, a new album would be a natural next step. Till then, Las Centurias de la Muerte should be able to offer a small injection of adrenaline.