Boss Keloid

Wi­gan wan­der­ers tak­ing metal to new ter­ri­tory

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On third al­bum, Melted On­theinch, Wi­gan’s Boss Keloid have cre­ated some­thing of a weird metal mas­ter­piece. A mind-warp­ing mael­strom of psy­che­delic East­ern scales, tonal dy­namism and riffs that could sup­port the walls of Val­halla. “I tend to use a lot of strange ac­cents, off-beat rhythms and tim­ings,” says gui­tarist Paul Swar­brick of his play­ing. “I’m al­ways want­ing to bring the groove and weird­ness, first and fore­most.” The band’s song­writ­ing process en­com­passes years of re­fine­ment, but Paul says parts can be still be dropped “at the last minute” if a more ex­cit­ing idea presents it­self. All of which helps to explain why tracks like re­cent sin­gle Chronosiam have more turns than a Byrds con­ven­tion. “There is no line,” says Paul. “If what we cre­ate in­ter­ests our ears, then we shall play it.”

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