Posted tagged ‘Boris’

In the dead of night hear my angel call

January 28, 2010

Prompted by a shameful lack of updates yet again and Evan who seems to have done more in week than I have since I started I decided to pull out something I’ve not really given much time and then got sidetracked into slipping on one of my highlights from last year.

Darkness Comes Alive is an incredibly immediate album but unlike most that you think are brilliant on first listen and then over time come to realise they aren’t that hot this one lasts the course.

I pretty much knew nothing about this band at all until I was sent the album a few months ago, it’s unpretentious, balls to the wall rock and you get the impression that they are superb live. The vinyl version I ended up with was a very nice black and grey splatter which compliments the the sleeve and cover very nicely.

What I was originally going to put on was my Doomriders Vs Boris split LP that I realised I had once I got into this album and have never really listened to, this one consists of two clear red LPs with Doomriders playing a gig in the back of a pizza shop which must be mostly material from the first album as I don’t recognise any of it and Boris doing quite a lot of Pink era material with Ibitsu thrown in for good measure. I picked this one up during an intense phase of having to buy anything with Boris written on it and the fact it has some amazing artwork. Like quite a lot of artwork by Boris the cover is a parody of another famous album, in the case Judas Priest’s Screaming for Vengence, but incorporating the cover of the first Doomriders album with Boris being represented by the frog.

Musically I can’t really remember how good this is but don’t rememebr being blown away by the Boris live stuff which I think is better represented on their Live at Wolf Creek album or Live in Prague bootleg. I have no recall about the Doomriders’ stuff on here and at the moment I’m enjoying Darkness Comes Alive too much to put it on, maybe later.