If there’s one thing certain about Borderline, it would be the fact that these Finnish gentlemen consistently deliver proper death metal. After being introduced to the band with the opening track, Point Blank Hypocrisy, not long ago, I recently finished listening to their first studio EP album, Broken Anatomy, and I am here to share my honest opinion.
First of all, Broken Anatomy is a powerful-sounding death metal album that stands out with its aggressiveness, heaviness, and modern sound character. The general concept has a death metal focus from the beginning, and these gentlemen don’t seem to enjoy a wide range of subgenres when it comes to putting their signatures on it. The musical foundation of Borderline blends influences of traditional death metal with technical, melodic, groovy, folk, modern deathcore, and grindcore.
Moreover, I believe the album has enough quality to make an impression, particularly for those who grew up with old-school death metal. The producer has built a modern character for this album, giving them the ability to sound traditional, but also taking advantage of modern metal at the same time. The musical journey usually maintains a narrow path throughout the album, deserves appreciation for its monstrous energy and solid attitude.