Borboropsis – Decorticated Burial Of Delirium
Things slide back to the plodding, grim doom tones with the 10 minute ‘Decortication/ Deirium’ which again feels like listeners are going back to the Paradise Lost “Gothic” era, but it carries on without sounding repetitive or boring. Sadly, there are no progressive elements like the previous track held (save for the end with the softer guitars), but Borboropsis do a good job at using the echoing tones be it the vocals or riffs to keep up the doom laden atmosphere. The drums do get a bit lost in the mix, but when the cymbals come through they sound right at home with the old school tones. The chugging riffs hold some groove to them but never quite go into ‘happy overdrive mode’ as the more mournful tones just overtake about every second, so don’t expect to climb out of the hole of depression any time soon. Granted, the music overall on “Decorticated…” feels like it goes by quickly but these guys have a very promising take on the death doom genre. Its heavy, not quite a pit starter, but also not quite so dragging one needs to feel they can skip the tracks. This blend of death doom is mid to slow paced with some surprising elements that should keep fans interested all the way through.
4 / 5 STARS