Boris, “Riot Sugar”

From the thunderous kick of the drum to the omniscient chug of the drop tuned guitar, the smoldering opener to this revered Japanese experimental rock trio’s 16th studio album continues their long-standing tradition of challenging the definition of heavy music. Incorporating elements of spaced-out shoegaze, distortion-crazed noise rock, down-tuned drone and riff-led psychedelia amongst many other styles, Boris have spent the last two decades stretching the boundaries of rock & roll as well as their own aesthetic. All of which makes their 2011 album, Heavy Rocks, so incredible. Not only does it borrow the title from their now-classic 2002 game-changer, but it returns to that album’s expansive sound. The slow-burning “Riot Sugar” couples backing vocals from The Cult’s Ian Astbury with a driving rhythm that inspires an inescapable urge to tap your foot along to their mastery. -- Jen Guyre

"Riot Sugar" Boris

5 comments:

Bradley said...

One of my favourite bands, so diverse and talented.

Mythopoeic said...

Cool. Didn't expect to see Boris on Google Music, to be honest. Absolutely love the band and any publicity they get is great.

Stuart Marks said...

I'm not crazy about the vocals in this, but I do like seeing more metal on Magnifier.

Mitch said...

Eh. I guess that could be metal, would be interesting to see if they have any diversity to their sound.

Anonymous said...

Stoner rock on Magnifier? Finally something good!

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