Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Boris w/ The Atlas Moth and SubRosa
Named for a Melvins song, Japan’s Boris distinguish themselves from other experimental metal bands through sheer eclecticism. In addition to the usual sludge and drone influences, the band also draws generously from noise-rock, shoegaze, punk, post-punk and psychedelic pop. They’ve covered a lot of ground in their two decades together, and their latest album, the aptly titled Noise, feels like the culmination of everything they’ve done. It’s louder and more aggressive than some of their recent material, yet it’s consistently beautiful, flushed with inventive guitar lines and surprising song structures.