Amplifier Worship

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Amplifier Worship
Studio album by Boris
Released 1998 (1998)
Recorded Sound Crew, August–September 1998
Genre Drone metal, sludge metal, doom metal, noise rock
Length 63:52
Label Mangrove
Southern Lord (SUNN24)
Producer Boris
Boris chronology
Boris/Tomsk 7
(1997)
Amplifier Worship
(1998)
Black: Implication Flooding
(1998)
Alternative cover
U.S. release cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Amplifier Worship is the second album by Japanese band Boris.

Excluding the "one-long-song" albums, this is one of only two Boris full-lengths to have vocals on every song (the other being 2008's Smile), and the first time that Takeshi performed lead vocals for the band (although Atsuo performs lead vocals on "Huge"). "Vomitself" was written and laid down separately at Sound Square while the other four songs were recorded at Sound Crew. According to Japanese production company FoodUnited, videos were shot for "Hama" and "Kuruimizu" but were not released to the public.

Track listing[edit]

Some of the track titles were originally released in Japanese (2, 3, and 4)

CD
No. Title Length
1. "Huge"   9:14
2. "Ganbou-Ki" (願望魕) 15:44
3. "Hama" (蟾蜍) 7:30
4. "Kuruimizu" (狂水) 14:27
5. "Vomitself"   16:57
Total length:
63:52
Vinyl (Side A)
No. Title Length
1. "Huge"   9:15
2. "Hama" (蟾蜍) 7:28
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Ganbou-Ki" (願望魕) 16:55
Side C
No. Title Length
1. "Kuruimizu" (狂水) 14:57
Side D
No. Title Length
1. "Vomitself"   16:57
Total length:
65:32

Personnel[edit]

  • Wata - Guitar, Effects, and Electronics
  • Takeshi - Vocals, Bass, and Electronics
  • Atsuo - Vocals, Drums, Cymbal, and Electronic Drums
  • Osamu Seino - Engineer (tracks 1 to 4)
  • Eiji Hashizume - Engineer (track 5)
  • Fangs Anal Satan - Artwork

Pressing history[edit]

Year Label Format Country Out of Print? Notes
1998 Mangrove CD Japan No -
2003 Southern Lord CD U.S. Yes Green jewel box with a gummy worm in the spine; different cover from Japanese pressing; at time of release, there were rumors that said worm had hallucinogic properties akin to those of LSD when eaten; these rumors have been denied by Southern Lord, the band, and people who actually ate their worm; 2-second breaks between songs reminiscent of a CD-R
2003 Southern Lord CD US No Same cover as limited US pressing
2010 Southern Lord Vinyl US Yes 2000 black vinyl, 1000 green vinyl. Same cover as limited US pressing

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