Boris
Akuma No Uta


4.5
superb

Review

by Anthony Hoch USER (16 Reviews)
April 3rd, 2006 | 105 replies


Release Date: 2003 | Tracklist


Boris - Akuma no Uta

When I talk about �Akuma no uta� , I always relate it to the sampler platter at Friendly�s, or any other restaurant. It gives you a taste of everything. From the Sabbath styled doom, to there Earth crushing drone. You even get a portion of MC5 styled noise attacks. And just like the salty deep fried goodness of the sampler platter, you�re bound to like at least one of them. Maybe even all of them.

After the almost ten minute guitar drone of �Intoro� subdues you to your chair, the squealing feedback of �Ibitsu� rips you right out. This track is balls out aggression the whole way through. It starts out fast as hell, and only picks up speed as it goes along, every instrument rips on this track and agro-garage rock production puts every sound in your face. It�s a tornado of sound that will rip through whatever room your listening to this in. When it�s finally over, you�re given a half second breather until �Furi� comes in and starts the onslaught over. This is another great rocker. But after repeated listens I tend not to notice it. On its own it�s another great song, but here, it�s sandwiched between the two best cuts on the album.

After Furi implodes on itself your greeted by �Naki Kyoku� , and it is startlingly different, it starts off slow and very relaxed. Slowly building, more instruments are layered on, drums come and more guitar, and eventually it shifts gears into a more rocking number. Boris guitarist Wata is one of my personal favorite players. Whenever anyone says, girl can�t play guitar, point them right to this song. She is on fire the whole time. This song at times bears a striking resemblance to Funkadelic�s Maggot Brain . Again the whole band rocks on this one, but Wata steals the show. This is by far the best song on the album.

� Ano Onna no Onryou� returns to the rock sound that the first couple songs had, it�s slower and more plodding though. The riffs in this song are really cool. And the solo is fantastic. It�s another great track, but it drags on a in the middle. The albums closer �Akuma no uta� starts with a gong and a heavy as hell riff, and goes on from there. The riff builds and builds until it explodes into full on rock mode. This is a great instrumental and a great closing track, it leaves you wanting more.

If someone were to introduce a friend to Boris, this is a great place to start; it hits you hard the whole way through and makes you want more. This deserves a solid 4.5 out of 5.



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Broken Arrow
April 3rd 2006


220 Comments


I should check this out.

Why does the cover resemble Nick Drake's Bryter Layter? Is it just a coinidence?

pixiesfanyo
April 3rd 2006


1223 Comments


It's called parody.

Kage
April 3rd 2006


1172 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah, that was an intentional parody.
How did I know this review would be from you, doomsday? ;)
I like this album, but it's one of my least listened-to out of all the Boris stuff. Flood, Feedbacker, Dronevil and Mabuta No Ura all go ahead of this.

I'll probably write a review for Dronevil, but first I want to listen to it properly. It's the record that has 2LPs that are meant to be played simultaneously on two different record players.This Message Edited On 04.03.06

AlienEater
April 4th 2006


716 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Naki Kyoku is fucking brilliant, but the other tracks are excellent.
Nice review.

any14doomsday
April 4th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thanks for the compliments. This is a cool album to check Boris out with. If you dig a certain song then you can pick a certain album out of the catologe and go from there.

kinda like this:

Intoro - Amplifier Worship or absolutigo

Ibitsu, furi, or Ano Onna no Onryou - Heavy rocks or Pink

Naki Kyoku - Feedbacker or flood

Akuma no uta - Try any album

...also Kage, I have a combined MP3 version of "dronevil" if you want to make things easier for your review. and what can I say... I love Boris.

Also again... If your intrested they start a europian then US tour soon, its gonna be wicked.This Message Edited On 04.04.06

dvs
April 12th 2006


28 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is awesome saw boris last night was an amazing gig they were such nice people aswell. got my vinyl singed yay

pattern_recognition
April 12th 2006


950 Comments


Did anybody else mis-read the title of this as Hakuna Matata?

any14doomsday
April 12th 2006


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

it means no worries, for the rest of your days...

who the F negged my review ?

Baldrick
November 30th 2006


19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I got this album a few weeks ago, and it blew my mind right out of the back of my head. I was completely addicted to it, especially "Ibitsu" and the title track. One of the best albums I have heard all year. ROCK!

Kage
February 18th 2007


1172 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I've changed my opinion of this album. It's now one of my absolute favorite Boris carnage-fests to listen to.

any14doomsday
February 19th 2007


679 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah this album is the shiznit-bombdiggity.

I cant stop listening to Boris man, they have so much good stuff.

Zebra
Moderator
July 2nd 2007


2647 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I keep on hearing about Boris so I finally checked this album out. It's got some solid material (especially the last two tracks) however it's nothing to write home about.

La Revolucion
July 2nd 2007


1060 Comments


There's better Boris. Check out the newest one, Rainbow.

cbmartinez
July 4th 2007


2525 Comments


So is the title track the same as the one on the sunn/boris collaboration?

Edit- Excuse me, that's Akuma No KumaThis Message Edited On 07.03.07

Eliminator
March 9th 2008


2067 Comments


best boris tbqhetfield

Roach
November 23rd 2009


2148 Comments


naki kyoku is so so so good

Tulannical
July 29th 2010


2051 Comments


naki kyoku is so so so good


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Terrifyer
August 24th 2010


3403 Comments


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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
August 31st 2010


15051 Comments


this rulesssss

DeafMetal
December 7th 2010


8588 Comments


is good

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