Boris - NO (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

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Boris - NO (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Boris - NO (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Front Cover & Digital Booklet | Time - 40:19 minutes | 519 MB
Hardcore, Experimental Metal, Sludge | Label: Boris, Official Digital Download

Last year, Japanese experimental metal band Boris released a double album called LφVE & EVφL. Now, they’re prepping a follow-up project pointedly dubbed NO.

In a strongly-worded manifesto of sorts, Boris explained that NO is an amalgam of all of their influences and connections as DIY heavy musicians. It was a record that was informed by the current “closing” of international borders, and the pain, anguish, and anxiety we’re all feeling during this chaotic moment in world history.

An excerpt from that statement reads:
“We hope this latest album can be a mirror that gathers and reflects people’s negative energy at a different angle, one that is positive. That is the power and potential of the dark, extreme, and brutal noise music that we have experienced up to this point. Today’s society is littered with words that may or may not be true, making it easy to want to just not listen to what anyone has to say. But, that’s all the more reason why we hope that you will at least open your ears to these songs sung in the language of another land. These shouts that have no proper meaning as words will help release the raw, unshaped emotions within you. This is ‘extreme healing music.'”

Given the group’s strong words here, it’s likely not a coincidence that “Loveless” shelves the tamer, drone-like and psychedelic direction of 2019’s LφVE & EVφL. Instead, Boris use their six-minute recording to pack in whipping thrash drums, searing leads, beefy chugs, and vocal deliveries that feel more rooted in gnarly hardcore than metal. If you stick around until the end — and we suggest you do — they do eventually sink back into the signature sludge-rock they’ve been known for throughout their 25-plus-year career.

1. Genesis (06:28)
2. Anti-Gone (02:57)
3. Non Blood Lore (03:41)
4. Temple of Hatred (02:06)
5. Zerkalo (05:03)
6. HxCxHxC -Perforation Line- (02:42)
7. Kikinoue (02:06)
8. Lust (02:51)
9. Fundamental Error (02:44)
10. Loveless (06:41)
11. Interlude (03:00)

foobar2000 1.4.1 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2020-07-09 15:38:24

Analyzed: Boris / NO

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR5 -0.25 dB -6.54 dB 6:28 01-Genesis
DR4 -0.25 dB -5.30 dB 2:57 02-Anti-Gone
DR5 -0.25 dB -5.45 dB 3:41 03-Non Blood Lore
DR4 -0.25 dB -6.34 dB 2:06 04-Temple of Hatred
DR3 -0.25 dB -4.61 dB 5:03 05-Zerkalo
DR4 -0.25 dB -5.54 dB 2:42 06-06.HxCxHxC -Parforation Line-
DR4 -0.25 dB -5.00 dB 2:06 07-Kikinoue
DR4 -0.32 dB -5.26 dB 2:51 08-Lust
DR5 -0.25 dB -5.45 dB 2:44 09-Fundamental Erorr
DR5 -0.10 dB -6.00 dB 6:41 10-Loveless
DR14 -0.25 dB -17.14 dB 3:00 11-Interlude

Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR5

Samplerate: 48000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1328 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Thanks to the Original customer!