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    Boris – “Pink ” – [Southern Lord Recordings]

    Japan three piece bent on earplug disintegration. Needles
    bleeding red, amps smoking like teenage stoners at “the wall.”
    They’re singing, but they’re singing into a shockwave of orange
    amp fury…so even with the English lyrics inside its hard
    to follow. “Afterburner” has a nice slogginess to it, and
    treated and tricked out vocals. Lyrics like “‘Generally’ is
    doubting, ‘Basically’ is betrayed” are almost as heavy as
    their retro-riffs. The closer, “Just Abondoned My-Self” is
    the epic, destructomatic, Boris-qua-Boris. Most cuts here
    are bent on hijacking a truckload of weaponized adrenaline.
    Like, “Six, Three Times” and “Pink” and “Woman on the Screen”
    with its old-school stolen blues runaway. “Nothing Special”
    is also a charger, with the vocals having a nice detached
    punk punctuation. “Blackout” offers a doomier bloom, very
    very nice. The lead-off “Farewell” comes at dub with guitar
    bombast. “My Machine” is a palate-cleanser, sort of drifty
    with little axe to grind. “Electric” is just that and our
    daily “Psuedo-Bread” (another stand-out) really cement Boris
    as the best of the modern-day giants looking backwards. Long
    ago when dinosaurs rocked the earthstage, this was known as
    Heavy Metal. Back then, cute chicks only adorned the sexist
    covers, now they’re in the band! A whole lotta Wata!! -Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on April 19, 2006 at 10:38 pm
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