I always thought we’ve covered this one, but it seems we’ve been too busy playing it on repeat to actually attempt to share our thoughts about it. Boden are a Stuttgart-based metal band, of The Banner, UR and Abest generation I’d say. They have a very interesting sound and as you can see from their album cover, also follow a very signature aesthetic concept.
Boden’s music is equally special as well. It’s generally slow and heavy, offering a contemporary look at post-metal maybe even doom, but with a more punk attitude. The band is also not afraid to flirt with black metal and neo-crust. Slow parts morph into epic blast-beats led sections. Delicate and slowly developing melodies often pierce the mesmerizing and grim walls of guitar sound and a very intense ambiance is deeply rooted in the whole record. Vocals are distant and desperate, they are a great final touch of the music, but sadly I have no clue what subjects are they’re dealing with. Seriously, it’s high time bands and labels learned to upload all content on Bandcamp, because there are people who do give a fuck about that. Judging by the track titles I can only guess there’s also this dose of blackened romanticism that contributes to the overall sense of mystery enshrouding the record.
Well done girls and boys. Give us more.
PS. The one-sided vinyl with screen-printed B-Side looks perfect, fingers crossed labels still have copies.