AOTY 2021


Boris - Pink
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2005 Ratings: #38 / 465
User Score
Based on 376 ratings
2005 Ratings: #10
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(RIP 10/10 😢)

Wow. I listened to this to prepare for Boris’ album that was being released next month in collaboration with Merzbow and also thought I should get caught up with Boris catalog since I was seeing so much praise around the Boris name. I was wholeheartedly expecting to give this an 8 and probably not write a review for this, but this thing fucking blew my mind. This is an album unlike anything I’ve ever heard. It perfectly combines rock, metal, noise, drone, and a ... read more
Yep. This is it. This is the best metal album I have ever listened to.

God DAMN. I don't know how to start this review, like, at all. It's been a while since I've had a first listen to an album where my jaw was just on the floor, completely in awe of what I just listened to. Man, I forgot what that felt like. Feels good.

Okay, so my introduction to Boris' music came in the form of Rock Dream, one of their live collaborations with noise artist Merzbow. I absolutely adore that thing. If I may ... read more
i am now a Boris Stan
Stomped on and stepped on and spat on and kicked in the ass and pegged and (more available with the bonus pack on sale for 14 pirate doubloons and a piece of French toast from Australian restaurant Dome)
What an absolute MONSTROUS album this is! From start to end, it holds you in a strong grip under layers and layers of dense guitar riffs and banging drums. This is one of the fiercest albums I've come across, and that probably makes it my favorite metal album to date.

The tone on this record is just perfect. It sounds like what would happen if Loveless was a doom metal album. But for as angry as it may sound, it's surprisingly fun as well. There are thick and fast riffs everywhere, so you ... read more
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