I love it when you’re expecting something and you have high hopes for it. You finally receive what it is you’re looking for and it totally blows away your expectations. Yeah, Borracho’s debut Splitting Sky is like that. On their website they have had a few downloads that were a good representation of the sound they play. Well the cats out of the bag, Borracho is here, the album will be out June 28th, this is a MUST LISTEN album and it’s so fucking good, it will end up on many best of 2011 lists.
The album starts off with a heavy instrumental and leads right into “Concentric Circles,” which is a fast paced, alcohol induced heavy track. “Bloodsucker” is next and starts off with a monstrous riff and income the gruff vocals that sound a lot like Al “Yeti” Bones behind the mic. “Grab The Reigns” follows that off with what is probably one of the most catchy riffs on the whole album. It’s an 11 minute riff fest that when the track ends, feels like it was only about 2 minutes long. “All in Play” is a catchy number which is a bit doomy and sludgy but yet all rock. “Never Get it Right” is a slower tune that is probably close to a doom number. I’ll save “Grinder” for you to hear for yourself (streamed below). The album comes to a close with the epic track “Plunge/Return” which is a massive 11:34 long. It’s more doomy, sludgy and heavy goodness with a very addicting tone and a number of great monstrous riffs.
One listen to Splitting Sky and you’ll see what I’m talking about. This is album full of catchy lyrics, monster riffs, gruffy vocals and everything that makes an album a classic. Look for the band to self release the album through their own label Livingroom Records label. It’ll be available on CD as well as digitally through the usual suspects, Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon etc. Don’t pass this one up!