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Washington City Paper on “Metal for Winter”

The City Paper takes on the cold with this list of local metal songs for true winter, including “Empty,” about which they said… “Winter is God’s foot on your neck as he tries to learn doom riffs on a detuned thrift-shop guitar He borrowed from Jesus, the first shredder. ‘This depression is killing me.’” (January […]

Borracho makes DC Music Download’s Emerging Artists of 2013 list

“Metal outfit Borracho had its best year yet in 2013. The brazen trio released two records this year (Mob Gathering and Oculus) and also partnered with Port City Brewing Company to develop their very own beer. Although Borracho faced some bumps in the road this year (e.g. the band’s founding member Noah Greenberg relocated overseas), those obstacles were no […]

Captain Beyond Zen picks Oculus #29 album of 2013

Captain Beyond Zen picks Oculus at #29 in their Top 40 Albums of 2013. (December 27, 2013. Read the full article)

Oculus on Paranoid Hitsophrenic’s 2013 in Review

“D.C.’s resident stoner rock kingpins crushed with their first substantial offering of new material since 2011’s critical darling ‘Splitting Sky’.  Reduced to a power trio, the band nevertheless delivered a free-flowing album that is not only a worthy follow-up to their debut, but arguably surpasses it.” (December 26, 2013. Read the full article)

Oculus makes DC Music Download’s Best Albums of 2013

“Borracho saw its best year yet as a band in 2013. The trio released a solid 7-inch record, Mob Gathering, in March followed by the hard-hitting Oculus in July. The five-track EP presents fuzzed-out guitars and well-crafted hooks that remain consistent across the record. Borracho appears much bigger and more powerful than just a trio on Oculus.” (December 26, 2013. Read the […]

Washington City Paper picks Oculus among Best DC Music of 2013

“For Oculus, D.C. metal outfit Borracho had lead guitarist Steve Fisher take over vocal duties after founding member Noah Greenberg relocated overseas… the stoner outfit managed to sound thicker than ever.. With fuzzy guitars straight out of a ’70s Black Sabbath tune and fat riffs reminiscent of Fu Manchu, this album delivers a modern take on classic […]

Oculus makes Orange Country Music Examiner 2013 Favorites

“What’s not to love about some wonderfully fuzzed-out rock with bass lines that rumble your gut. In The Big Lebowski, The Stranger narrates that “sometimes there’s a man and he’s the man for his time and place.” Likewise, Oculus found its time and place in my life and collection this year.” (December 23, 2013. Read the […]

The Obelisk picks Oculus #12 album of 2013

“Oculus showed both that the appeal of Splitting Sky was no fluke and that Borracho with four members or three was not a band to be taken lightly.” (December 16, 2013. Read the full article)

Washington Post on Oculus and Borracho Smokin’ Brown Ale

“‘Oculus,’ the group’s second album of muscular, ultra-heavy guitar riffage and its first as a trio, has just been released on colored vinyl. And Port City Brewing Company has just finished a second limited-edition batch of Borracho Smokin’ Brown Ale, a dark, hoppy brown ale made with smoked malts in a collaboration between the band and […]

Oculus vinyl arrives in style

Today our latest record Oculus sees its official release on vinyl. We’ve been waiting for this day for some time, and are stoked it’s finally arrived. Dig the excellent album trailer by Deuce to 7! Borracho: Oculus vinyl release trailer from Deuce to 7 on Vimeo. For those of you who have been waiting to […]