Boris (song)

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Song by The Melvins from the album Bullhead
Released 1991
Recorded 1990
Genre Doom metal
Length 8:34[1]
Label Boner Records
Writer Buzz Osborne
Producer Jonathan Burnside
Bullhead track listing

Boris is a song by The Melvins on their 1991 album, Bullhead.[1] Due to its extremely slow speeds and repetitive guitars it is often regarded as a doom metal song. The song is a fan favorite and appears on the Melvins retrospective album/book Neither Here nor There and the live album Alive at the F*cker Club.[2] The Japanese doom/drone metal band Boris named themselves after this song.[3] The Boris song "Vomitself" from their album Amplifier Worship has a similar but slower riff at the start of the song.[original research?]

The song was covered by Isis and Agoraphobic Nosebleed on the 2005 tribute album We Reach: The Music of the Melvins. Swiss/German Boy (duo) covered it on the 2011 album Mutual Friends followed by Lo-Fang in 2014 on Blue Film.


  1. ^ a b "Bullhead at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Alive at the F*cker Club at Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Boris biography". Southern Records. Retrieved 2008-10-16.