Bay Area band BOSSE-DE-NAGE have always been one of the most intriguing bands, extreme metal related, out of the area and its scene even though the band, as prolific as they have been since their first demo “Demo 1” in 2006 demo was released, have kept a pretty low profile (i.e. no promo photos, interviews, and live performances were quite rare and few). But it has been through their intriguing mix of black metal and classic early ‘90s indie-rock/screamo/punk along with their thought-provoking lyrics that has defined their visceral sound.
Following their two demos, their three previous full-length albums (released from 2010 – 2012), and their last release which was a split with their friends in Deafheaven, BOSSE-DE-NAGE are preparing to unleash their deadliest, most provoking and vicious work to date. Three years following their last full-length “iii”, “All Fours” sees the band create their most epic album to date, musically, lyrically, and on a production level likewise (the album was produced and recorded by Jack Shirley, known to be responsible with capturing bands such as the aforementioned Deafheaven). Like a soundtrack to someone having the ultimate mental breakdown, “All Fours” harbors the familiar traits within BOSSE-DE-NAGE’s sound while expanding even further into more experimental and noise territory likewise.
released April 14, 2015
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden studios.
as a follow up to Sunbather, this hits all the right notes. I'd say it's more melodic, as opposed to the wall of sound style of Sunbather, so in a way it's even more accessible than that album. in any case, New Bermuda is a fantastic black metal experience. palehorse666
this records has so much emotional heaviness and depth to it. I heard it for the first time when this resonated with me very well and after more and more time has passed the appreciation for this record just grew immensely. still spinning this every now and then from time to time since it just moves me with its mix of black metal and ghostly and haunting but beautiful clean singing alex-dissonance
Answers the question of where Krallice would go after "Years Past Matter." Completely unclassifiable, the songs are simultaneously compact and complex. The playing and musicanship is breathtaking... "Wastes of Ocean" into "Over Spirit" being a prime example. It must also be said that Mick Barr is a badass motherfucker all over this album. "Agony in collective ignorance/Called upon by thyself/Thyself being a part of all life/In the sickness/Quarantined in pure paranoia" Pretty prophetic, right? bcb723