Absolutely masterpiece, i love the lyrics of At Night. What a way to take influences from Post Rock and put it all in a (Post) Black Metal album, with another level of production.
Favorite track: Washerwoman.
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.
The only record that brings me into its emotional space every time no matter where I am. It's heavy in that way, a gravitational force. I can bear life's pressures with this pressure bearing down on me. Benjamin Morgan
Probably the most balanced and well-executed genre blending of any of Deafheaven's records. I would say this is the most accessible record in their catalogue. Pretty much a flawless record. victor-nightingale