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ANECHOIC HORIZON

Broughton's Rules

Post Rock/Math rock


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5 stars From the ashes of the legendary Don Caballero has risen the phoenix of Broughton's Rules, a band which uniquely happens to sit at the crossover of Don's math rock and both post rock and even post metal. This album is heavy, pretty much sitting at the border of rock and metal. On it, there are a few quick, frantic parts in the vein of the Don's wonderful style, such as the opener "Reversers", but by the time of the title track, twelve minutes in length, we've gone post, lost in a hazy atmosphere. The record, then, covers a lot of ground, and the band does it surprisingly well; we knew they'd pull off the math flawlessly as ever, but who knew they could drone? The title track is the best track on the album, and the rest is still excellent and gripping. Matthews and Ellsworth just nail their guitars, and Doyle's drums are the secret weapon on the more spacey, posty parts. The band has made it clear they wish to proceed more and more into post than sticking with math, and if anything this album is a wonderful proof that this is something they can do, and something they should do. Just killer.
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