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BORIS

Yezda Urfa

 

Eclectic Prog

4.23 | 244 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I don't think I would be out of line in saying that this band was one of the best to ever come out of the U.S.A.. All you have to do is read the other enthusiastic reviews to know that you need to hear this band. Incredibly complex, yet melodic at the same time. These guys wrote intelligent lyrics and they certainly had a sense of humour (look at the song titles).

"Boris And His 3 Verses, Including Flow Guides Aren't My Bag" opens with dual vocals, the one vocalist sounds so much like Jon Anderson. The sound builds as drums, guitar and synths come in. Check out the drumming after 2 minutes. A change 3 minutes in as it turns dark. Man these guys can play !This is such a great instrumental section. Nice heavy guitar with lots of synths after 5 1/2 minutes. This passage ends before 7 1/2 minutes. It then becomes mostly acoustic with vocals for a minute. It ends in an uplifting way with vocal melodies then vocals. "Texas Armadillo" is a short instrumental with banjo ! You have to hear the way this thing builds to such a fast pace. Amazing ! "Almost 4, 6 Yea" opens with piano before being replaced by a darker, heavier section. The guitar is outstanding. It then becomes very complex. Flute after 2 1/2 minutes. A calm with acoustic guitar before 4 minutes. Vocal melodies a minute later before it turns dark again. The guitar in the next passage reminds me of the guitar on "Houses Of the Holy", this section ends 8 minutes in. Some nice drumming follows to end it.

"To-Ta In The Moya" opens with a full sound that is quickly replaced by a laid back passage, with vocals arriving 1 1/2 minutes in. A terrific sound follows. It sounds like Howe on the guitar 4 minutes in. It's darker a minute later. The song continues to change as a fun section comes in around 6 1/2 minutes. Vocals return before 8 minutes to end it. "Three Tons Of fresh Thyroid Glands" yummy. I like the way they use the flute in the intro. A change 1 1/2 minutes in as guitar and drums take the lead. Nice. The flute is back ! There's that "Houses Of The Holy" sounding guitar again. Vocals before 5 1/2 minutes. The tempo and vocals pick up speed 7 1/2 minutes in. It settles down after 9 minutes with flute and a darker sound.

Well I do prefer this to "Sacred Baboon", but if you can get your hands on either of these don't even hesitate.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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