Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bosse-De-Nage - All Fours

Bosse-De-Nage are the kind of band with a distinctly artsy vibe that sets them, in my imagination at least as some of the great artists of their age. There is something rather cerebral about their new record All Fours, it makes for dense listening, but it is extremely rewarding. The moments of blissful guitar melodies riding on top of a storm of shrieks that seem to come from a tortured and demented artist is simply blissful. As the blazing guitars ride into your imagination, it's hard to deny this bands supremacy.

The super distorted attack and sonic violations that come through these songs is contrasted by a rather profound beauty. A great example of this comes in the track The Industry Of Distance which uses a soulful guitar intro on top of a distortion laden buzz to prelude some of the most ferocious extreme metal that you will hear all year. Like I said, this is certainly not for everyone and Bosse-De-Nage are definitely the sort of intellectually minded act who take some getting used too. But the way that there progressions ebb and flow, the way the drums patter and the bass thuds into your heart, it comes together for sublime triumph.

There is a sense of beauty to All Fours, moments of tonality that come through and caress the ears after what feels like hours of crushing destruction. The sense of primal desperation that accents some of these tracks is profoundly contrasted by a much darker sense of being. It makes for music that forces you to reconsider your place in the world and dig deeper into the mysteries that present themselves. An album that takes you on a journey, the only question is will you breathe deep and take the plunge?

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