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Don Caballero - What Burns Never Returns CD (album) cover


Don Caballero


Post Rock/Math rock

3.66 | 46 ratings

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3 stars I was a little taken back not too far into this album when I realized there's a lot of crazy stuff happening here. It took quite a few listens for me to get used to and fully digest what Don Caballero are doing here with their math-art-rock thing, but persistence is the key to truly enjoying this. At first it sounds like the band can't even play together, mostly because there's so many ideas being fired off in rapid succession. Upon further listening you'll discover that it's supposed to be that way. Strange, but the chaos is perfectly constructed. Everything is held together by the frantic drumming of Damon Che, and even then it sounds like he's just going off and doing his own thing. The guitars and bass serve in out of complex passages, hitting notes that sound very harsh on each other, but it all works out in the end. It's pretty amazing they pull all of this off so well. Fans of complex, chaotic rock music take note.

Standout songs: "Room Temperature Suite"

Arsillus | 3/5 |


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