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BORIS

Yezda Urfa

 

Eclectic Prog

4.20 | 264 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars One of the hidden gems in the scene....

Well, perhaps not that hidden. The Syn-Phonic label has done an admiringly excellent job by digging out this album and give it an official release.

What hits me first is the parallells to the other hidden gem from the US scene; Cathedral's Stained Glass Stories. And the similarities music wise is there too. Much of the same sound, no less. But Boris is much more varied and drags in influences from a wide area.

Besides of the Cathedral similarities, Boris takes a lot from bands like Jefferson Airplane/ Starship, Gentle Giant and Yes. Add some folk rock influences too and we are approaching the end result. The sound is rich. The same goes for the vocals and the huge organ sound.

The music is very varied with both pastoral passages and huge symphonic passages. Yes, it sounds like a 1970s album and that in a positive meaning. The opening track Boris And His 3 Verses, including Flow Guides Aren't My Bag is a good example where it ebbs and flows. A truly great track. The rest of the album is great too. The only thing missing is that killer track who would blow all doors from their hinges. But this is a great album and one I suspect I will enjoy more and more in the remaining decades of my life.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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