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Borgo Pass - Slightly Damaged

Slightly Damaged rocks. Right from the start, "I've Been Down" sets the tone; Brand New Sin and Corrosion Of Conformity-like kick ass rock with balls, attitude, and emotion. The New York rock scene (Borgo Pass, Rim Jaw, Evileye, etc.) is rising. Shades of Mother Love Bone pop up in "Shame", a ballad given some bite due to James Tamarazzo's husky vocals. "Camarocrashhelmet" combines riffs with balladry. "Razorline" delves into psychedelia with power- again, I'm surprisingly reminded of Mother Love Bone. "Steelbloodacidgod" sees Borgo Pass going back to kick ass energetic rock, like "I've Been Down". So you get two upbeat songs to move your body and three sincere, deep songs to move your soul. Great debut e.p.

 Album Score: 8 out of 10
Reviewed By: Brett VanPut


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