Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

Borracho: Riffography

Borracho is a stoner rock power trio hailing from Washington, D.C. They have three full length vinyl releases to their credit but with the new album titled Riffography, a mixture singles, B-sides and splits, they decided to make their music available on CD. I had previously not heard the band before and if you are in the same boat this is a nice career retrospective to have.

Sludge, stoner, doom, whatever you want to call this, the music is heavy and the grooves are relentless. Sure the band has the art of the repetitive riff down pat but the solid rhythmic grooves and gravelly vocals almost put me in a trance while listening. “Rectify” is a fine opener with its fuzz soaked riffs and heavy distortion. The speedy “Circulos Concéntricos” and its barked out vocals is another slice of heavy intensity. More heavy stoner can be found in “Mob Gathering” as well as the distortion heavy “Short Ride (When It’s Over)” with another solid riff progression. The eleven plus minute “Stockpile” is a fuzz drenched slow burner with trippy guitar exploits. The catchy “King’s Disease” is another cutting doom inflected number before turning into quite the speed fest. The slow riffs eventually return. And so it goes…

Riffography has really grown on me, especially the lead vocals which at first I found to be too raw. Something must have clicked as they now sound much better to my ears. If you are new to Borracho and appreciate stoner rock/metal this needs to be in your collection.

Track Listing:
1. Rectify (3:18)
2. Circulos Concéntricos (3:25)
3. Mob Gathering (3:55)
4. Short Ride (When It’s Over) (3:19)
5. Stockpile (Alternate Vocals) (11:23)
6. Know The Score (Alternate Vocals) (7:18)
7. Know My Name (4:40)
8. King’s Disease (5:04)
9. Fight the Prophets (7:19)
10. Superego (7:38)
11. Shark Tank (6:06)_
12. Border Crossing (4:05)
13. Animal Magnetism (5:57)

Added: September 6th 2018
Reviewer: Jon Neudorf
Related Link: Band's Official Site
Hits: 465
Language: english

[ Printer Friendly Page Printer Friendly Page ]
[ Send to a Friend Send to a Friend ]


[ Back to the Reviews Index | Post Comment ]

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by