Posts Tagged "Reviews"

The Depths Below reviewed on Outlaws Of the Sun

Had the privilege of checking out the amazing new album from Boston based stoner/grunge band Cortez entitled The Depths Below. I understand the term “grunge” can make some get that prickly feeling inside, but I use it with the utmost of love and respect. As a guy turning 40 (good lord….) this summer, I grew […]

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The Depths Below reviewed on The Obelisk

Cortez, The Depths Below: Blood Through the Citadel A difference of intent behind the new Cortez album is signaled immediately through the artwork. Where their 2012 self-titled debut (review here) featured an Alex Von Wieding cover of a monstrous, armor-clad version of their namesake (who was also kind of a monster, actually) with red eyes […]

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Split 7″ reviewed on The Ripple Effect

Cool new review of the Cortez / Borracho split 7″ courtesy of the mighty Swedebeast at The Ripple Effect! Cortez – “Vanishing Point” “Vanishing Point” is a very dangerous song to play if you’re driving. I drive a lot and I catch myself flooring it while headbanging furiously while listening to it, and that’s not […]

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Review of the Cortez / Borracho split

The Grim Tower had this to say about the split 7″: Borracho/Cortez – Split EP (2014) – This split only features two songs and isn’t a slew of black metal acts, for a change. First, I’ve got is Borracho. Their track is called “Know My Name 4:40″ which seems to be dirty southern rock complete […]

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Review of split 7″ on Uber Rock

The fine folks over at Uber Rock had some nice things to say about our new split with Washington DC’s Borracho out soon on AM Records. Borracho/Cortez – ‘Split’ (AM Records) “As for the Cortez contribution, this Boston act kick in with a fuelled up rocker as ‘Vanishing Point’ disappears out of the rear view […]

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Review of Cortez s/t from Lords Of Metal

LordsOfMetal.nl had this the following to say about our self titled double LP: They have the beards, they radiate the F.O.A.D. attitude but above all they have that killer groove in their sound. It had been over five years ago that their actual debut was released on the Belgian Buzzville Records label, but like the […]

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New Cortez s/t CD review

Here’s a review of our CD from Lords Of Metal: They have the beards, they radiate the F.O.A.D. attitude but above all they have that killer groove in their sound. It had been over five years ago that their actual debut was released on the Belgian Buzzville Records label, but like the band is saying […]

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New Review from Cosmic Lava

Still fresh in my mind is ‘Thunder In A Forgotten Town’ (review here), which was the debut MCD of Boston’s CORTEZ. That release was more than 4 years ago and thereafter CORTEZ vanished from the scene. Or I just lost sight of them. Such as pity, because I liked their bluesy, groove-laden hard rock and […]

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New review on Hellride Music

Chris Barnes at Hellride Music had this to say about our new LP: Europeans keep their Stoner Rock malleable, generally gentler and open to new ideas. Americans, more often than not, take sledge hammers and high-powered welders to their Stoner Rock. Yanks love things that go fast, are loud and like the feeling of their […]

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New review on the Obelisk.net

JJ over at the Obelisk.net just posted this awesome review of our new album. Check it out! A little while back, guitarist Scott O’Dowd of Allston, Massachusetts, rockers Cortez hit me up for a band bio. The record, self-titled, came out on Bilocation just this very week, and of course, I said I was glad to write up a history of […]

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