zaterdag 30 september 2017

Boris – Dear

Boris – Dear
Sargent House – 2017
Metal, Drone, Rock, Alternative, Avant-Garde
Rated: ***

It’s been out there for a few months. The new album Dear from the lovely Japanese outfit called Boris. They’ve been at it since 1992 and have been hailed as innovators in the heavy rock scene ever since they started. Not sure if that label can be applied to the new Dear record but it pulls the lover of massive layers of distortion and edgy guitars sounds once again with it into its depths. Sure, it goes over the top on many occasion, but when we are treated to tracks like mystical tracks like Beyond with its whispering princess. Or eighties reminiscent Dystopia (Vanishing Point) that slowly builds up to a grandiose curtain call. It is almost a shame it is followed by title track Dear. End result? More questions than answers, but then again, that was probably always Boris’s goal. To questions how far you could take certain things and in what way you could combine all kinds of different extreme styles? Best be listening to this again and see if we can answer it for ourselves…

(Written by JK)

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