I've always liked bands that do stuff to the extreme. Weird stuff, loud stuff, really fast stuff, really slow stuff, distorted stuff, well produced stuff, lo fi stuff,...you know. Boris can check off more than a few of those boxes, and a few others as well (most sedate guitar face, most exaggerated drum face,...). Just about everything I've heard by them is over the top by some measure, whether droning, quiet, or simply loud up-to-11 rock (this is a band the named themselves after a Melvins song for crying out loud).
Even if you find their some of their stuff abrasive, they can be a band by which to measure other less adventurous combos. Take the first two songs below, from two different albums, both released at the same time. Boris serve a purpose in this house. I'm not sure what it is, but I do know it's got to do with them doing their own thing. While not often on my turntable, my hat is duly tipped.
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Boris - Galaxians mp3 at In All Caps
Boris - Attention Please mp3 at In All Caps
Boris - Spoon mp3 at Fingertips
Boris - Farewell mp3 at Draw Us Lines
Boris - Electric mp3 at Draw Us Lines
Boris - Pseudo-Bread mp3 at Draw Us Lines
Boris - My Machine mp3 at Draw Us Lines
Boris - Variations + Live In Japan at YouTube
Boris - Live in-store at YouTube
Boris at Wikipedia
Boris - Discography at Wikipedia
Boris - Official site