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The Morsel reviews Oculus

“This latest release is an absolute blinder. Bookended by two huge tracks, from the moment the opening bass riff of Empty resonated through my speakers followed by the chorus driven swirling guitar, haunting vocal and driving downtuned fuzz, I was hooked… Heavy, melodic, tripped out jams, charging riffs, singable choruses, interesting song structures, it is all […]

The Obelisk reviews Borracho/Cortez split

“Over an oozingly thick, rolling groove in Tim Martin‘s bass and Mario Trubiano‘s drums — not to mention his own guitar — vocalist Steve Fisher seems to be more confident in his approach… and as ever, Borracho sound right at home dug into a steady middle pace that shows off the meat of their tones. […]

No Clean Singing reviews Borracho/Cortez split

“Borracho’s ”Know My Name” is a real skull-breaker. The riff is king, but a king so soaked in radioactivity that the Geiger counter is going off the scale. It’s ultra-swampy and ultra-groovy, a stoner metal monster with a chorus meant for sing-alongs (except few people will be able to hit Steve Fisher’s gritty highs). Awesome track.” (February 12, […]

New split and US shows coming right up

Fuzz-aholics unite! We’ve got a tall, frosty 7″ slab of low, heavy grooves for y’all with the new single “Know My Name,” split with “Vanishing Point” by Beantown brethren Cortez! The limited edition vinyl — 500 copies available on black, green and purple vinyl and with original artwork by DC artist Matt Corrado — will […]

Hello London!

It is our utmost pleasure to announce that Borracho will join an absolutely stacked lineup at Desertfest London 2014! We can’t wait to see you in the UK. Stay tuned for more dates in mainland Europe to be announced! Read the kind words by JJ Koczan in the Desertfest’s official announcement.  

Heavy Planet picks Oculus #4 and #8 album of 2013

Heavy Planet’s main man Reg and VP Toby both picked Oculus in their top 10 favorite albums of the year! From Reg, #4 pick: “These guys in my opinion are one of the premier bands in the land and “Oculus” just blew me away.” (January 16, 2014. Read the full article) From Toby, #8 pick: […]

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)