BORRACHO – Pound Of Flesh – (Black & Blue) 2LP
It’s been five years since Washington D.C based fuzz rockers, Borracho, released their last studio record, Atacama – a record that was hailed as “one of 2016’s finest in heavy rock and roll” by unofficial voice of the underground, The Obelisk. A lot has happened in five years, especially in Washington D.C, the epicentre of US politics and centre stage to some outlandish events that saw the US capital firmly under the spotlight and scrutiny from the eyes of the world. Throw in a global pandemic and well, yeah … a lot has happened in five years!
So it is no surprise that the trio’s latest offering, titled “Pound of Flesh” is somewhat charged by current global events and an unstable political climate. And whilst these are worrying and trying times for all, they have certainly acted as a catalyst for some truly epic musical outputs throughout our scene, and Pound of Flesh is one of those.
Borracho further refine their sound with Pound of Flesh. Everything you loved from the bands Spitting the Sky/Oculus days, through to their more recent success with 2016’s Atacama, is still very much present – but there is a certain sense of confidence and/or purpose to the sound and production that grabs the listener by the neck and says “Listen up”. What follows is over 50 minutes of brand new, fuzzed out heavy riff-fuelled rock that will be sure to send shock-waves through the scene when it erupts later this summer.
Presented, as always, in Kozmik’s deluxe gatefold cover sleeve, this is one of the European label’s hottest releases of 2021 – not to be missed!