Over the last few years there have been a few awesome metal bands to emerge from Australia. Despite being one of the farther regions of the world, they have produced several bands that are leaving their stamp on the metal scene globally. Melbourne’s very own Boris the Blade is releasing their second full length album titled ‘Warpath.’
This album is a compilation of songs that contain technical guitar riffs, insane blastbeats, brutal vocals with an overall eerie feeling that is consistent through the whole record. There are several tracks on this record that stand out for various reasons to me as a listener that are very interesting. As always an opening song on an album should be very captivating and the intro riff on the title track is just that. It’s simple yet a bit mesmerizing. The title track “Warpath” along with “Backstabber” are extremely powerful that sets the tone for what is to come.
Half way through the album I came across what I think is one of the best track (“Omens”). From the beginning, this track sounds different from the rest. Its speed and intense energy is great and the guys managed to squeeze a breakdown into the song but made it fit perfectly. “Paralysed” is another killer song on the record which I really enjoyed due to it’s awesome horror and eerie sound. The tempo changes on this song is all over the place which is a bit chaotic but they managed to put the track together with very interesting guitar riffs.
The record came to an end with the titled track “Solace”. The song is very intense, powerful to say the least. Throughout the record, the band displays intense energy with some of the bad-ass riffs which sums up the whole record. Karl Steller did a phenomenal job on the drums throughout the whole album especially on the title track. The overall sound of the record is very clean and crisp on every aspect.
The whole album has a very interesting heavy and dark atmosphere. Boris The Blade have developed their own unique sound that is visible and grows on a listener. The constant theme of destruction, death with a bit of dark ominous presence gave the album more depth. This isn’t your typical tech-death album. After listening very closely several times, you can pick up on several elements and small intricate details that reflects their unique sound. It is always interesting to see what direction a band goes in for their second album. These guys proved they are innovative and I hope they continue to create killer music for years to come.