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Akuma No Uta [Import]

Boris Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Japan
  • ASIN: B0001HDGXK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 94,385 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blistering 30 Jun 2007
Format:Audio CD
This is a top album. I got into Boris after hearing Pink, but I think this is even better.

The opener Introduction is a slow burning track, more in keeping with their drone sounds from other albums.

However, we get a double-whammy of heavy rock on Ibitsu and Furi, before it delves into a contemplative jam with Naki Kyoku. After twelve minutes of bliss, you're woken from your meditation by the wonderful opening riffs of Ano Onna No Onryou.

The title track closes the album, sounding at first like a simple reprise of the opener, but it soon explodes with brilliant heavy guitars and superb drumming.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A THINKA YOU LIKE A!!! 14 Jun 2008
Format:Audio CD
LETS NOT MESS ABOUT HERE. YOU WANT BOWEL SCRAPING BASS? YOU WANT THE KIND OF RIFFS THAT HANG ABOUT ON THE STREET CORNER WITH A KNIFE AND A CHEAP BOTTLE OF CIDER? YOU WANT AN ALBUM THATS HEAVIER THAN SATANS TOOLKIT?

INTRO. HEAVY.
IBITSU. FAST AND HEAVY.
FURI. FURIOUS AND HEAVY.
NAKI KYOKU. LOVELY.
ANO ONNA NO ONRYOU. RIDICULOUSLY HEAVY.
AKUMA NO UTA. INSTRUMENTAL. AND MONUMENTAL.

BESIDES HEAVY ROCKS,THIS IS THEIR BEST ALBUM. GO BUY IT NOW. YOU KNOW ITS RIGHT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lords of Sludge 27 Feb 2012
By Rooksby
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I'm not a "metal" fan by any stretch of the imagination - I can't think of a more slavishly predictable, close-minded genre of music, to be honest - but I l.o.v.e. Boris.

Of the half dozen LPS of theirs I own, Akuma No Uta is by far my favourite. Tectonic plates of distorted guitar collide, fuzzed-out solos spiral off into infinity, the vocalist sounds like he's pleading for help from the bottom of a remote mineshaft & everything, even the drum kit, has been recorded "in the red". Akuma No Uta, which translates roughly as "The Devil's song", reminds me of Blue Cheer's legendarily heavy Vincebus Eruptum - i.e. it's the rock equivalent of The Creature From The Black Lagoon, basically.

Better still, they're musically literate & have a palpable sense of humour (the sleeve is hilarious). It's a shame they insist on releasing a dozen new albums a year as it means I can't keep up, but everybody should own a couple of them so you might as well start with this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not forgetting......... 5 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD
Not forgetting of course the cover art! Only a Japanese group could have come up with this one, as of course the music simply could not be more different from the album it references.......
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic 22 Dec 2005
By Nelson Kos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Here's the thing about Boris that many reviewers neglect to mention. They sure can write a tune and they sure know how to rock. The comparisons to doom/drone rock don't really give the full picture of how varied Boris are. One minute there is a gentle, slow Mogwai style tune the next an acid rock freakout. Boris are heavy rock combined with a great big dollop of post-rock. This album is one of their best. There are elements of Mogwai (Rock Action), Motorhead, Pink Floyd, Melvins etc in Boris's music. This is one of the most accessible Boris albums and my favorite.
24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shape of Sludge to Come 26 Jun 2006
By Zachary A. Hanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Boris is a brutal delicacy, that rare concoction that does all things for all people. If everyone knew it and consumed it in extremis, though, it would stop being a delicacy, right? Oh well, everyone else's loss. _Akuma No Uta_ is a drop-dead masterpiece, from the punishing drone of the opener to the gong-inititiated reprise of the intro on the last song, the title track (translated as "The Evil Song.") They can do it all and just about better than all the competition:

--Sludge? I don't hear anyone who can blend a blaring punk melody with sludge in such a truly sickly-sweet manner as Boris does on their upbeat tracks;

--Metal? Ozzy probably doesn't even know it, but these guys are the real heirs to the heavy-as-hell legacy; way more than anyone on Ozzfest;

--Drone? To say the least, but that doesn't stop them from rocking like mad when they choose to push their own boundaries.

--Psychedelic? Believe me, when you turn _Akuma No Uta_ up as loud as you need to, there are few more mind-and-body-altering experience than this one (really your body churns!!!);

--Punk? Yeah . . . we can call this band "punk as f**k." To those who like their music in boxes and think that "punk as f**k" means the latest Exploited retread, well, Boris is too punk for you. For the rest of us, Boris may be the band who can cash in on the late, great Refused's promise of _The Shape of Punk to Come_. Like the Refused, Boris takes any style and makes it their own in their awe-inspiring music machine (minus the jazziness of the Nordic screamers, but plus the sludge, drone, psychedelia, etc. . . .). Also like the Refused, Boris are forward-looking, taking the listener on a gleeful death ride that leaves you absolutely free. It doesn't get more punk than that, kids.

When you take into account that Boris are Japanese and rock harder and better than pretty much any of us in the Anglo world, it's clear to see where our eyes should be turning to discover where the future of rock lay. I realize that I've talked them up more than I've reviewed the songs, but words can hardly describe. I'll just say that it compares 100% favorably with their newest opus _Pink_, just more succinct. Oh, did I mention they play their instruments to within an inch of their literal existences? (I don't think I've heard an amp abused as much as on _Akuma No Uta_). Wata is one wicked, original, and visceral guitarist. I could go on and on, but I'm just gonna let you buy this album; wait for it to come in the mail; put it on your stereo's highest setting (jack up the bass!!!); and feel your perception, and hence your life, change.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! 31 May 2005
By J. Keeler - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I haven't heard Flood. Yet. After listening to this disk, oh, I'd say a dozen times, I feel that it rocks. The first track is great. After that, it is pure Japanese guitar freak-outery. Some of it reminds me of Acid Mothers Temple's Electric Heavyland album, and not because both groups hail from Japan. If you like listening to the sound of electric guitars, this disk has 'em.
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Boris Albums 17 May 2005
By Robert Bacic - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Akuma No Uta is one of my personal fave Boris albums & it's totally different to my other fave, Flood

Akuma No Uta is uptempo heavy rocking at it's finest...

but please checkout Flood too it's a more ambient soundscape work for fans of Mogwai,GYBE!,Explosions In The Sky,Sunn0))) etc

The Boris dvd is also killer, to get a sample of Boris live featuring the best female guitarist in the biz Wata!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a good album if you like loud rock music 12 May 2014
By Jake Eichner - Published on Amazon.com
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i'm a superhuge fan of this record. Track sequencing's one of its best aspects, there's no sounds other than guitar/bass/drums/voice until the beginning of the last track for instance, the new sound heralding an intense finale.

i don't speak Japanese so i can't follow any of the lyrical content beyond how the sound hits my ear, but it hits it well.
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