BORGO PASS (Powered By Sludge) CD: New York
is still a place where some good bands like SLOW HORSE are around and BORGO PASS
is another heavy band that comes out of the big apple. "Powered By
Sludge" is their self-financed debut but donīt get confused with the name
and the album title...BORGO PASS have nothing in common with acts like GRIEF or
EYEHATEGOD. They combine elements of 80īs and early 90īs Hardrock (some call
it "grunge") from acts like GRUNTRUCK or SKINYARD with 70īs Heavyrock
and a little bit from the heaviness of BLACK FLAG. "Meat Wallet" is a
very powerful and catchy opener and one of the best tracks from the whole album.
But a song like "Beer Garden" is very relaxed, filled with a 70īs
Progressive Heavy Rock vibe or, as the last example, "Afterbirth or
Kitchen" which is a bluesy and melancholic song and all in all BORGO PASS
are playing their heavy music with a lot of passion and some good song ideas.
All in all I must say that "Powered By Sludge" is a solid album and
you can order it directly from the BORGO PASS.
KLAUS KLEINOWSKI / COSMIC LAVA / GERMANY