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Southernlords' favorite, and most excellent Japanese power trio; BORIS are back with another offering from their eclectic catalog. Akuma No Uta is a 39 minute, six song album that offers up a variety of styles from past Boris albums, drawing from the heavier-than-thou rumble of Absolutego and Amplifier Worship (both previously released on Southern Lord), to the exquisite beauty of Flood, and the sheer jams-out-kickin' of Heavy Rocks.

Starting off with a Earth-esque drone-metal intro the record then slams into the riffed-out, noisy stormer "Ibitsu". Distorted, manic, tear-shit-up stuff.  After another song in the same Hendrix meets the Stooges style psych-punk rawk vein, Boris switch gears again, for the album's centerpiece, a twelve-minute opus entitled "Naki Kyoku" that begins all super languid, quiet and pretty before building into a soaring psychedelic jam. The jams continue on the next track, another in the red Garage stompin' blow-out. Finally, title track "Akuma No Uta" winds things up with a return to the immense sludge grind of track one, melded into a headbanging groove, ending the disc on an adrenaline high.

Boris adds a unique 'experimentalist' ambience to all they touch. Which perfectly explains their involvement and collaboration with such cult-experimental artists like: MERZBOW, and Keiji Haino. Every release from this group is different, colossal in its own right. Boris also incorporate elements drawn from other sources, including psychedelic rock, garage rock, metal, noise, minimalism, and pure sludge-drone.

Akuma No Uta is now available in the USA for the very first time with a cover that perfectly re-creates Nick Drake's Bryter Layter! Except with double neck electric guitar-bass instead of acoustic guitar


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