BROOMFILLER – Third Stage Propellor Index
- Agnostic Orgasmic
- Figure It Out Quickly
- How Long, So Long
- High School Reunion
- Ordinary Day
- A Different Way of Falling
- Tears Me Apart
- Trant So
“Third Stage Propellor Index”, is an album by Toronto’s melodic punk/alt-rock act BROOMFILLER. Released in 2015, “Third Stage Propellor Index” finds BROOMFILLER building on the solid foundations laid down by their previous albums “Watching the Girls Go Bi” and “Enter the Storm”.
The album starts with “Agnostic Orgasmic” an aggressive rock number, just perfect for the opening track “Figure it Out Quickly” follows and shows the band at their alt-rock best. “How Long, So Long” is a real stand out track, a punchy rocker with an addictive chorus and a great choice for a single. We get a little serious with the excellently dark “High School Reunion” as vocalist Richard tells the listener that “a thousand wild horses couldn’t drag me back”. “Ordinary Day” is a catchy rocker with a great chorus and sounds like a mixture of Nirvana meeting Hole. “A Different Way of Falling” has BROOMFILLER rocking like the best of them, amazing harmony vocals and some killer guitar, projects this track into new heights.
We now get to the riff driven “Amputake”, this track blasts into your face and stays there as it sticks its tongue out at you. This for me, is the stand-out track of the album. It has balls. “Milly” rocks along with a thunderous drum track and the whole band shine here. The pleading “Tears Me Apart” is a clever melodic song with some of the album’s best heartfelt lyrics “Trant So” has a hint of grunge added to the alt-rock/punk vibe and is a belter of a track to end on.
“Third Stage Propellor Index” is a superb example of an album by a band that know exactly what they are doing. It is filled with well written, well played and hugely entertaining tracks. It is a mixture of alt-rock, punk and can be quite heavy when it wants to be. It is an album that will be played over and over again.
Pete Devine January 2017
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