BORGO PASS: Nervosa CD. Rare and limited. Stoner Rock, Doom, Sludge
Rare and limited. Stoner Rock, Doom, Sludge.
BORGO PASS: Nervosa CD. Rare limited. Stoner, Doom, Sludge + Pantera (vocals). Check audio.
Thank you God, thank you! It is bands like this that restore my faith in “underground” bands and releases. Very often one has to gringe, while listening to releases from “underground” bands. This is definitely not the case here, I can assure you. In fact these guys would deserve way more than the “underground” heroes tag. They deserve to be signed to major label and really get heard outside their home town (N.Y City) and their home country the U.S., because I feel that they have great potential. (Not just music wise, but commercial potential too).
It is quite hard to pigeonhole them really as they combine elements from established (Stoner, Metal, grunge) bands that have music styles that are very different to each other. What is very exciting though is that they have
managed to combine those elements without really copying any other band. In fact they have managed to successfully combine that stuff and come up with something that is fresh, exciting, varied, emotional, energetic and very
Every single song is a little diamond. From highly energetic rockers to ultra emotional slower stuff -that some people might call “ballads” – they manage
to impress the listener no end.
Amazing release! Buy this masterpiece before it gets sold out!
1. Wrong Man 04:19
2. Nervosa 04:32
3. Dead Summer 03:44
4. Follow Me To Nowhere 03:41
5. Last To Know 04:36
6. Acedown 04:26
7. Warchild 04:23
8. Rid Myself of You 04:09
9. 14 Days That Killed Me Slow 04:06
10. Bad Mother Ocean 02:06
11. American Horror Story 03:58
This is an 11 tune disc and still self issued, (that is the weird thing this should be label supported), maybe a label with enough effort and support will take care of Borgo Pass and give them a break. Borgo Pass have made a number of CDs in the past that I have enjoyed and still do.
Nervosa carries their trademarks: a varied concept mixing wonderful melody lines with a powerhouse dynamic doomy groove, they have put more effort in that on Nervosa and made it more intense and screwing, I am exhausted after I have spun this forwards and backwards a number of times. First the production, it has that specific pulse, its refreshing and very living. The material holds, the main factor is the arrangements and it has a varied feel that makes it pleasant and enjoyable to listen to it from acoustics to a mighty crunching sound and James Tamarazzo, what a frontman. I dig his voice, he is moving the mountains with a compact register and a strong passionate feel. My message is that Borgo Pass have made a complete artwork with Nervosa, there is nothing that stands out of the picture. An excellent, well-made and very productive piece of disc that really stands out. If you haven’t heard Borgo Pass before, buy Nervosa, that is the perfect introduction.
sludge metal masters Borgo Pass return with a fist-pumping, take no shit 11-track release that from the opening riff of Wrong Man takes you on a white knuckle ride into the viscous backwoods of hard rock. Armed with a wall of sound that tears through your speakers with gale-winded force, tracks like Dead Summer gives COC and Crowbar a run for their money, while Last to Know tread the same roads where Down and Black Label Society pick up their alcohol and firearms. Heavy hooks, startling guitar work, and flawless rhythms allow songs like 14 Days That Killed Me Slow to grab you by the throat and thrash you around like a rag doll, while the whiskey soaked vocals on tracks like Acedown and the eerie Vietnam-inspired American Horror Story showcase a versatile lead vocalist who can throw down with the best of them. NERVOSA is the perfect blend of Pantera’s crushing dominance, Downs groovy musings, and Black Sabbaths metallic melodies, and finds Borgo Pass in fine form as usual.