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WHAT BURNS NEVER RETURNS

Don Caballero

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.63 | 40 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I didn't notice the KING CRIMSON references as much on this release as on their amazing "Don Caballero 2" and this one seems more harsh and chaotic if that's possible. Having said all that this is a must have for Math-Rock fans.There is so much to digest here that many listens are a must to give an intelligent opinion of this album.

"Don Caballero 3" is the longest track on the record and the man on the drum kit is absolutely dominating the sound for the first two minutes. We get some guitar melodies woven through the soundscape that turn to a Post-Rock style after 4 minutes. There is a change 7 1/2 minutes in with some cool guitar. "In The Absence Of Strong Evidence To The Contrary, One May Step Out Of The Way Of The Charging Bull" is an uptempo song with some angular guitar melodies. Good song. "Delivering The Groceries At 138 Beats Per Minute" has some powerful riffs to open.The guitar sounds like it's talking after 2 minutes. The riffs stop 2 1/2 minutes in, enter some crazy drumming as the riffs come back even heavier than before, almost doom-like. The song accellerates to a climax, before Damon gives his drums a good beating.

"Slice Where You Live Like Pig" builds to a full sound 1 1/2 minutes in. This one has an industrial feel to it. Very metal sounding with screaming guitar after 4 minutes. "Room Temperature Suite" has a dark undercurrent to it. This section sounds great but it changes 2 1/2 minutes in to the end of the song. "The World In Perforated Lines" is a good song with riffs that aren't too heavy compared with the third song. "From The Desk Of Elsewhere Go" is quite experimental for 3 1/2 minutes but thankfully it becomes more melodic with some good bass late. "June Is Finally Here" is more accessible with some excellent drumming to begin with. Angular guitar after 3 minutes provides us with a great passage.

Songs 2, 3, 5 and 8 are my favourites.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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