One of the few heavy bands with a genre-transcending appeal, Oakland's Neurosis forged an impressive sonic evolution across several decades. Starting out as a political crust/hardcore band in 1985, by the time of its 1992 album — the epochal Souls at Zero — Neurosis was on the path to creating an urgent, distorted psychedelic metal that integrated everything from ambient music and the organic industrial side of Einstürzende Neubauten to Swans and neo-folk into its palette; in 2003, in fact, the band collaborated with former Swans singer Jarboe for a beautifully unsettling record. Last year, Neurosis released Honor Found in Decay, a continuation of the group's series of albums exploring the atmospheric potentialities of a glacial dynamic build. Neurosis rarely plays Denver. Don't sleep on this opportunity.