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WORLD CLASS LISTENING PROBLEM

Don Caballero

 

Post Rock/Math rock

3.75 | 44 ratings

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The T
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4 stars A great album full of instrumental music that travels a lot of different territories and that should be a good addition to any collection of progressive rock music.

All the tracks share a common characteristic: the fantastic musicianship of all members of the band. But specially, the rhythmic section: both Damion Che and Jason Douver (drums and bass) carry the whole weight of the music with ther appropiately exact, perfectly-timed rhythms and fills that give the music a distinctive pulse in every one of the pieces. The guitar work is good but it's mostly textural, never really trying to steal the spotlight from the rest of the instruments. And that's another good thing about this album: we can hear almost total equilibrium, we hear a band the members from which never outshine each other but always work together towards reaching their goal, which is to create powerful math/metal statements that entertain but also evoke feelings and emotions.

The style of the tracks is varied, some almost sounding like post-rock while others with a much harder, metallic edge. We hear bits of bands like Tool, though this famous band has never created an instrumental piece as challenging and interesting as the ones contained in this album by this relatively unknown outfit. From metal to atmospheric, everything is precise, concise, yet aliev, breathing.

An excellent addition to any fan of progressive experimental metal and instrumental rock.

The T | 4/5 |

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