Metal, Prog Rock

Concrete Donkey are a four piece from Exeter playing their own unique brand of riff driven noise, taking their influences from progressive rock and metal bands such as Faith No More, Tool and Deftones bring a blistering blend of powerful grooves and twisting melodies.


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Marcus Osborne reviewed CONCRETE DONKEY 1 year ago

Over the last few years of playing in bands in the South-West UK music scene I’ve seen loads of band names passed around and I always try and make an effort to see any new artists when I can. Concrete Donkey have been on my radar for a long time now, I’ve seen their name on various posters & promotional pages on Facebook over the years but I’ve never had a chance to catch them live! But I think it’s safe to say that before we even comment on their music – that these guys are one hard-working band. I’ve seen it with my own eyes and I admire it so damn much.

With that being said, their latest release entitled ‘Ramifications’ is a clear example of the time and effort involved in creating CDs incredibly unique sound. Now I won’t lie – if you break down each element of each song you could easily find similarities which they have taken from their influences BUT, what makes CD stand above the rest is their clever arrangement and hand-picked tones. CD take the sludgy groove of downbeat blues and meld it with progressive metal, creating a rhythmic yet slightly chaotic aggression that you can’t help but bob your head to. Every track sounds massive in its own way and each song is elegantly accompanied by big-open drums, chuggy riffs and dexterous vocal melodies whilst still maintaining dynamic integrity and artistic flare.

For something that isn’t usually my cup of tea, I’m weirdly digging it. So if you’re a fan of heavy prog rock I’m sure you’re going to love Concrete Donkey.

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