The legendary Boris celebrate a 30 year career as one of experimental music's most forward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands with the new album Heavy Rocks, once again channeling the classic proto-metal sounds of the '70s into something all new.
The 10 pulse-pounding tracks on Heavy Rocks highlight the very trajectory of Boris and their storied career. From the driving, fuzzed out opener "She Is Burning," to the raucous punk of "My Name Is Blank," Boris are heavier than ever before. "Question 1" is just kickass - D-beats give way to a doomed, spaced out and heavier-than-anything guitar wailing and feedback, before diving back into their metal, sending the listener into a complete frenzy. This is unmistakably Boris, and this is a band at the height of their powers.
Elsewhere on the record, a more daring, "out there" side of the band begins to shine on tracks like the aptly titled "Blah Blah Blah," the industrial "Ghostly Imagination," and the truly wild "Nosferatou." Noisy passages, not unlike prior collaborations with Merzbow, collide with visceral vocal howls while a relentless, almost Zornian-saxophone shreds harder than any guitar solo ever could.
With Heavy Rocks, Boris cement exactly what “heavy” means to them, and in doing so they release one of their most captivating records to date.