Amplifier Worship

February 24, 2009 | Format: MP3

$6.99
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  • Original Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Label: Southern Lord
  • Copyright: 2003 Southern Lord Recordings
  • Total Length: 1:03:51
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  • ASIN: B005G3LCQM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,650 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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Once you get over that... this album is wonderful.
Miley MM
Although their heavy-handed rock n roll segments certainly allow for that kind of behaviour, there's just a bit more to it.
E. Roberts
The sound and progression are top notch quality played by musicians who have a clear idea of what they wish to achieve.
t-diggs

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By t-diggs on July 12, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This Boris album is a great and lumbering beast. Sneering with rows of teeth, gleaming darkness in its eyes, about to devour the world you once thought was so safe.

It starts with the aptly titled "Huge". this song is nothing but, HUGE. Lacking a traditional song sturcture for the first 7 or 8 minutes, it just repeats a massive crushing riff, doubling over on itself, and just when you think "Hmmmm, a Sunn 0))) rip off" drums come pounding in at a snails pace. The space between the notes is what really grasps you on this tracks as chords ring, distorted and distended for moments on end....This is the genesis of the aformentioned beast. And a great intro to an enormous album. At 9 minutes you are feeling uncomfortable, dont worry, you are getting appropriately prepared for utter devastation.

Ganbou-Ki sets the tunes into action with an incredibly anguished howl and more downtuned lurching guitar and devastating drum and bass pummel before skirting off to the sides of your sanity with a heavy hypnotic bass section. This part of the song, long and unhurried, quiets down the immense pressure put on it, only to add pyschedelic feedback and tribal drumming, and a mounting tension that threatens the quiet security one might find in this piece....Warped guitar soloing enters after a period of almost tranquil and interminable quiet and the bass and drums begin setting the stage for a second pummeling. This track is 15 some-odd minutes long and by now you should understand whether or not you are ready to put up with this kind of self indulgent doom. If not, Bail NOW!. If you do have the patience, please continue for a sonic adventure sure to keep your ears ringing.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 12, 2003
Format: Audio CD
This album SHOULD be godlike. In fact it is. However, the pressing on Southern Lord has 2 second gaps between all the songs, and the entire cd is supposed to flow together. Therefore, you get nasty annoying 2 second interuptions that jar you out of the trance into which this is meant to put you. Seek out the import or wait for a 2nd Souther Lord pressing. Pity that once we finally get this at a non-import price it has to be flawed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By davyboy on June 6, 2004
Format: Audio CD
If there is such a thing as transcendental metal than this album is its purist form. Assaulting "Melvins-like" guitar riffs give way to almost somber melodies and then return. Introspective and thought-provoking -- it is a gem in any collection.
Buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Roberts on March 21, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Mr. MC Hood makes a lot of fine points and is quite right on a lot of them. This album is not perfect, the songs aren't perfect, and there are other suitable directions the production could've taken.

Not perfect but pretty close if you ask me. The band exhibits a rather wide range of styles on this album, discernable ones to my ears include hints of: Grief, Earth, MC5, the Stooges, Venom, Melvins, and some odd ambient yet melodic passages. I would say the band has their own style. They are indeed a drone band as Mr. Hood stated, songs are long and tend to 'drone'(ie: parts are repeated to the point of the listener zoning out). I think it's a great aspect of their music. At first I was a bit put off because to some it could easily be interpreted as boring. After repeated listens it became funny and very obviously done on purpose. When you first hear it happen on a song like Ganbow-Ki, the song moves along at a rockin pace then drops off with the bass and drummer by themselves. As you listen to it, it sounds like they are preparing for a guitar solo, or break, or bridge or something, ANYTHING but it doesn't come the beat just continues. A few things may come to mind: did they mess up and kept it on the final track? Is this some kind of joke where the actual break comes up when you don't suspect it? If the song drones on for any of these reasons I find it funny, but the song keeps going and I soon stop asking questions because I'm zoning out as I listen to it or I forget why I was asking questions in the first place. Much later the music resumes with a new intro and moves in another direction rather different from the way it began. edit: after another listen, this droning aspect isn't as endearing on the track 'Hama' but tolerable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Holmes on June 18, 2005
Format: Audio CD
ahhh Boris...how i love thee. your translinear sludgy trippy soundscapes move my guts. you have a nice streamlined approach where things stay clean and very very heavy. yet, when thou art mellow, it besoothes my aching skull. your taste in graphic design is quite respectable (although the u.s. releases have been plagued by horrid art). you define quality music and i shall sing thy praises evermore.

...plus your guitarist is so damn cute.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miley MM on July 30, 2003
Format: Audio CD
While it is true that the Southern Lord pressing of this album has stupid 2-second gaps in between tracks, I found that if I burned this cd and made a copy of it, I could get rid of the gap, so try that.
Once you get over that... this album is wonderful. It seems to me to be a sort of culmination of many of the past albums of Boris. It is often slow and ponderous, reminiscent of their previous epic Absolutego (one of my favorite songs of all time). But don't expect a second Absolutego... Boris revert to their fast stoner metal days (ie Heavy Rocks) in parts of this album, reminding me of those Boris songs that made me want to put bass strings on a Les Paul and plug it into an Orange amp. Also, on 'Kuruimizu' they go for the sort of long, beautifully melodic guitar noodling that made up most of a previous record called 'Flood' (that one is harder to find). This album is certainly the most varied of Boris's works, and the way the songs flow from one to the other (once i made the copy, anyway) is really quite effective. While there are parts of the album that remind me of previous recordings, and yet the whole thing together makes for something very new.
In conclusion, another mind-boggling record from Wata & crew. not intended for those with short attention spans.
--- a Wata fanboy
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