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Amazing Things is not your typical paint by numbers rock offering. Hell, we’re not even quite sure what to lump it under—is bloody incredible a genre?
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It’s the fourth LP from Don Broco, who’ve served up yet another sonic smorgasbord. Funky beats and a dose of distortion kick off Gumshield—a track that also expertly blends multilayered vocals and screams.
Then there’s Manchester Super Reds No.1 Fan, which will undoubtedly appeal to the hardcore punk faithful. Glitchy, electronic tones anchor Endorphins. Vocalist Rob Damiani’s range shines on the surprisingly mainstream One True Prince, and Anaheim is one of the LPs poppier moments, sounding like a Twenty One Pilots cut. That’s not all, though. There’s the very Y2K, nu-metal tinges of Uber.
Don Broco has rattled the rock cage once more and triumphed, proving themselves to be one formidable force of nature.
And the piano ballad turned industrial goth number, Bruce Willis, which we’re predicting will be the crowd favourite ( a room shouting out yippee-ki-yay, motherfucker = bliss). The record is just as mixed thematically, digging into encounters with racist Uber drivers, toxic fanbases, rona related anxieties and more. And all this is what makes Amazing Things so … err … Amazing. While the influence of Linkin Park, Deftones and Limp Bizkit is evident, Amazing Things is its own beast. It’s eclectic, with a side of creative madness. Don Broco has rattled the rock cage once more and triumphed, proving themselves to be one formidable force of nature.
STANDOUT TRACKS: Gumshield, Endorphins, Bad 4 Your Health
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