Borgore’s new album sounds like a pair of crumpled underwear forgotten by a stranger on your bedroom floor after a wild night out. How you respond to that image, and what it represents, will tell you if you would enjoy #NEWGOREORDER. Borgore has the drug, sex and rock ‘n’ roll persona that comes with being a big-name DJ, and his music embodies it.
The brief opening track “#NEWGOREORDER” opens with a narration of a world that Borgore would like to live in, a utopian society “where education is not paid for by slavery,” among other things. Such profound musings are immediately followed with “Syrup,” which has all sorts of not-so-subtle fellatio imagery. Which, depending on your reaction to that juxtaposition, will either get you excited for the rest of the album or excited for it to be over.
There is not much that is new about #NEWGOREORDER. The style of the album is classic Borgore, with that filthy, crunchy dubstep sound that all the kids are talking about. Some of the songs are already a bit stale, especially on the EDM timeline, like “Decisions (feat. Miley Cyrus),” which came out over two years ago. There are some party anthems peppered throughout the album. “Last Year” and “Be Ourselves” stand out as songs that could be conducive to sing while blacked out.
Another shortfall of this album might be Borgore himself. Not on the producing end of things—no, there he is excellent, keeping his drops dirty and fresh at the same time while the synths are clean and contrastingly clear. When he raps/sings though, there’s only so much marble-mouthed, accented mumbling one can take. Again, if that description makes you tingle in weird places, then maybe you too should start sending nude bathroom selfies to his twitter account (#bootyforborgore).
Overall this is an album worth having on your laptop or iWhatever for when your house party gets out of control and that half-naked wasted chick won’t stop dancing on your couch yelling, “I just want to turn up.”