Friday 30 May 2014

Boris - Noise

Do not be mislead by the album title “Noise”. Anyone who is 
expecting another “Heavy Rocks” will have to think again. Boris 
have said they wanted this album to sum up everything they have done 
in the past.

So naturally, this is a fucking masterpiece. Throughout the album’s 8 
song, 58 minute duration, the band masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, 
blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, 
psychedelic melodies and just about everything else they’ve ever done. 

Returning to their classic trio lineup, guitarist/vocalist Wata has upped 
her game of sonic exploration and produced some stunning work that 
redefines the term ‘epic’. Some of the fastest songs they have tackled 
are sprayed over this album, driven by frenzied psychedelic riffing. 

Elsewhere colossal doom rubs shoulders with shoegaze atmospherics 
which lead into delicate tracks of shimmering vocals and contemplation. 
“Angel” is the album’s nearly 19-minute epic centerpiece that builds from 
entrancing chiming guitar notes and softly pulsing toms, ultimately 
breaking into a massive wall of drop-tuned sludge and a howling 
guitar lead reminiscent of Boris tracks “Feedbacker” and “Flood.” 
The song continues to shift gears several times as it builds in tension 
and emotion toward a very satisfying resolution, taking the entire track 
full circle to where it began.

This is the good stuff.

Get from Bandcamp


Thanks to Sargent House Records for sending this to me.

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