Boris - Akuma No Uta


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Reissue of Boris' 2003 Akum No Uta album—recognized as one of the top 200 releases from the 2000s by Pitchfork and one of Boris’ most commercially successful releases of their full-length discography. Akuma No Uta is a journey through wild drop tunings and fuzz. The introduction to the album slowly builds into noise, settling like the aftermath of an avalanche as it comes to a close. Although mixing many different genres, from drone metal to shoegaze to punk, Akuma No Uta maintains a strong cohesive experiential undercurrent. "Naki Kyoku" begins with sentimental shoegaze riffage leading into a whirlwind of drones and fuzz-heavy enough to tear a whole in space. "Ibitsu" is a thrash punk track at its core, speeding through powerful punchy vocals and layer-upon-layer of screaming guitar. Title track "Akuma No Uta" is an amalgam of tender melodic guitar and heavy noise tracks showing the concussive power and tenacious diversity that Boris does better than any player in the game.