Periphery - Clear [EP]


7.6 | 53 votes |
Release date: 28 January 2014
Style: Progressive math metal, Djent

Owners:

53 have it
13 want it


01. Overture
02. The Summer Jam
03. Feed The Ground
04. Zero
05. The Parade Of Ashes
06. Extraneous
07. Pale Aura

Line-up
Spencer Sotelo - vocals
Jake Bowen - guitar, synths, programming
Misha "Bulb" Mansoor - guitar
Mark Holcomb - guitar
Matt Halpern - drums
Adam "Nolly" Getgood - bass

Nick Johnston - guest guitar solo on "The Parade Of Ashes"

Additional info
Clear is an experimental work for Periphery: aside "Overture", each member assumed the role of "creative director" for one track. The melodic theme in the opening track recurs throughout the album.

Tracks names and their main composers:
- "The Summer Jam" - Jake Bowen
- "Feed The Ground" - Matt Halpern
- "Zero" - Misha "Bulb" Mansoor
- "The Parade Of Ashes" - Spencer Sotelo
- "Extraneous" - Adam "Nolly" Getgood
- "Pale Aura" - Mark Holcomb

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15.01.2014 - 17:28
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
The Summer Jam - the most "Periphery" out of all the tracks, but fresh and easily the best
Feed The Ground - generic, but awesome vocal work
Zero - more like "Zero Merit"...pure generic
The Parade Of Ashes - pretty fresh, but I didn't like the industrial vibes
Extraneous - generic, but awesome
Pale Aura - pretty typical Periphery and enjoyable, but the vocal work could have been better

Overall, pretty dissatisfied with this
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15.01.2014 - 19:46
Rating: 8
schlakt
Love it! there's something special with every track.
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28.01.2014 - 01:24
Giza
Written by LeKiwi on 15.01.2014 at 17:28

The Parade Of Ashes - pretty fresh, but I didn't like the industrial vibes


I think the industrial bits are giving the song a slight NIN-like vibe.
Really love that song, but haven't really decided about the EP overall. Needs more listens.
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28.01.2014 - 11:50
Rating: 7
PazuzuOvBabel
Pazuzu
Written by LeKiwi on 15.01.2014 at 17:28


Overall, pretty dissatisfied with this


Rating 8, and yet you are dissatisfied with it ..
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28.01.2014 - 17:48
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by PazuzuOvBabel on 28.01.2014 at 11:50
Rating 8, and yet you are dissatisfied with it ..

Yea...I meant to say disappointed, but I suppose dissatisfied also works. I'm used to Periphery crunching out albums worth a 9 or 10. I know this is only an EP but when you have high expectations...you're right though. I was a bit ambivalent when I gave this an 8...going to change it to a 7
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29.01.2014 - 15:05
Moose
For those wondering, the composer of each track is as follows:

2. "The Summer Jam" (guitarist Jake Bowen)
3. "Feed the Ground" (drummer Matt Halpern)
4. "Zero" (guitarist Misha Mansoor)
5. "The Parade of Ashes" (vocalist Spencer Sotelo)
6. "Extraneous" (bassist/producer Adam "Nolly" Getgood)
7. "Pale Aura" (guitarist Mark Holcomb)


Best to worst for me are: 7, 4, 2, 6, 3, 5.
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06.02.2014 - 20:41
Rating: 7
Lethrokai
Written by Moose on 29.01.2014 at 15:05

For those wondering, the composer of each track is as follows:

2. "The Summer Jam" (guitarist Jake Bowen)
3. "Feed the Ground" (drummer Matt Halpern)
4. "Zero" (guitarist Misha Mansoor)
5. "The Parade of Ashes" (vocalist Spencer Sotelo)
6. "Extraneous" (bassist/producer Adam "Nolly" Getgood)
7. "Pale Aura" (guitarist Mark Holcomb)


Best to worst for me are: 7, 4, 2, 6, 3, 5.


Wow, do we have the exact opposite taste or something?
Mine was actually something more along the lines of:
5, 3, 2, 7, 6, 4 (though I can't say this is my final mindset on these right now; they just keep alternating)

Overall though, I really enjoyed this album. It's nice to see so many different sides to the band I thought I'd memorised the formula of!
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Sometimes you just need to roll the dice and look away.
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02.04.2014 - 02:35
Rating: 7
WorpeX
Great album! I really like Feed the Ground, Pale Aura and The Parade of Ashes.
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18.04.2014 - 22:12
Rating: 8
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
I very like the idea of composing and producing each track by someone in the band separately, 'cause you can understand the different moods of different people and their abilities.
8.4
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21.02.2015 - 12:42
Rating: 8
Kuroboshi
Best Periphery I've heard yet.
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