Check Out The Funky New Song From Boss Keloid, “Peykruve”
British heavy proggers Boss Keloid have brought us a new single from their upcoming album, Melted on the Inch. The track, “Peykruve,” is an eclectic fusion of elements from genres across the board: funk, reggae, prog rock, and stoner metal, to name a few. Not only is this track cool in theory, but it’s actually pretty damn good in real life too.
“Peykruve” doesn’t go above and over the top the way that prog songs sometime do (totally not looking at you, Dream Theater). Instead, Boss Keloid demonstrate a tasteful balance between absurd and mellow. There’s no obnoxious extended solos that overstay their welcome, no constantly changing meters just for the hell of it, and no show-off-y-ness in general. Just a pure, simple, engaging tune that has a little for everyone (including a singer that can actually sing).
According to the band, “Peykruve” is emotionally loaded:
“The song and lyrics are dedicated to the late Leon Murphy. He was a lovely guy, friend and fellow local musician. He was a young guy who struggled for a long, long time with a brain tumor but dealt with his illness in a truly inspirational manner and kept on living his life and playing his music. The words he spoke to Alex one time, ‘positive thinking is the only medication that you need,’ are the lyrics in Peykruve. He sadly passed away last year when his illness eventually took over. Dynamically and lyrically, this song is one of the most powerful that we’ve written and even contains the lesser spotted Keloid solo courtesy of Alexander John Leslie Hurst.”
Damn. With a statement like that, we can only assume that the rest of the album is just as powerful. Melted On The Inch will be released on April 27th and can be pre-ordered here.