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|2.0 poor||Durrzo | January 14th 14|
Nothing special or stand out here. Way too many lame vocal effects, despite all the songs
being written by different people a lot of them still sound far too familiar, and the ones
that sound different than what the band usually puts out just aren't very good.
8 Bumps | Bump
|0.0 ||Meat | January 14th 14|
ITS CALLED CLEAR AND HAS CLEAR ARTWORK WOW 10/10 THANK YOU PERIPHERY FOR SAVING METAL
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|0.0 ||DarknessPrevails | May 6th 14|
Among Periphery's best work to date, combining elements of both their previous albums and bringing it together to create a consistent and well written mini-album/EP that will definitely appeal to fans of the band and fans of progressive music alike.
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|2.5 average||MO | January 14th 14|
what else is new with this band the only decent songs have no vox
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|0.0 ||Jacob Royal STAFF | January 18th 14|
Well, it's definitely different from the rest of Periphery's discography. Recommended Track: Black Skinhead
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|2.5 average||Kit Brown | January 14th 14|
Spencer's song sucks something awful but Nolly's "Extraneous" is beyond ridiculous. Overall a really hit or miss EP.
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|3.5 great||Alexander | January 14th 14|
If you hate Pediphery, Clear isn't going to change your opinions about them. The
concept presented behind Clear is one that is cool, though ultimately not executed to
their full potential. They could have certainly done more with the concepts presented here
but seem content on just banging these out. The EP still has it's highlights, in particular,
Matt's theatrical-esque "Feed The Ground" and Spencer's disco beat driven "The Parade Of
Ashes" are interesting changes presented to the band's sound. If this a preview for what may
be coming in the future the next album will hopefully present an interesting progression.
Otherwise, this is solid business as usual for Periphery. Clear obviously seems more
like a placeholder than a fully fleshed out concept EP. But for fans, this should certainly
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|3.5 great||BoltThrower | January 30th 14|
This review is atrocious, it seems to exist to say "They didn't do anything radically different, so it's bad" which is dumb. The album is great overall, a fun little sort of EP that will fill the gap while waiting for Juggernaut to come out.rOh I noticed that Periphery's debut has a way higher score than 2 and this, that confuses me. The vocals on that album are so horrid.
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|3.0 good||Cultclassical | January 14th 14|
A small buoy in a sea of inevitably unfunny comments.
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|3.0 good||habster3 | August 1st 14|
Feed the Ground and Pale Aura are actually pretty cool songs (especially the latter). The rest is pretty forgettable, though, and Spencer's vocals are arguably a step down from PII's.
|2.5 average||itsalltherage | January 27th 14|
In all honesty - this would probably be a 2 at best if it weren't for the occasionally impressive instrumental work & the last track.
Just a messy mish-mash of half-baked ideas with little genuine inspiration or cohesion apparent throughout each song. Ends up being an ultimately redundant release lacking actual discernable substance, innovation or guile; the entirety almost completely destitute of any true replay value.
Something that I definitely have no real desire to revisit any time soon...
|3.0 good||thewired | January 22nd 14|
Not as good as i initially perceived it to be, still better than their other two LPs though
|2.0 poor||Maeva | January 15th 14|
Periphery 1 was the most inspiring piece of music I've heard ever in my life. I was absolutely overwhelmed by Misha's style of writing, his creativity, the sound, and the unforgetable atmosphere he has created.rPeriphery's 'Icarus Lives' EP also hit the same feelings.rBut when I first heard Periphery 2, the stomach full of anticipation and hope, I cried rivers of tears when I realized it had NOTHING to do with what they did back in 2010. It was full of Metalcore-beats, mixed with unattractive, way too catchy vocals. rAnd that is because Misha involved the whole band in his writing.rI don't want to say that I hate it, because it is actually pretty good for the band that everyone has a voice, but the main problem was that Mark brought Haunted Shores into Periphery.rClear is a piece of music, which strenghens the idea of having all band members clearly represented in one album.rAnd I actually think that's a good idea! But to be honest, I still expect an album written by Misha, because HE is periphery to me.rAlso, I do like Zero! but you can guess why..rClear is not attractive to me. Periphery by itself lost its attractiveness in my opinion. Please do not hate me, it is just my insignificant opinion.rMy hopes lay in Misha's solo album, which is expected to be released later this year I think.
|2.0 poor||Micah-Nahum Ferguson is reading again. | January 15th 14|
As interesting of a concept as this is, it just shows how many ideas this band has and yet can have such little control in letting them mesh. Bad production and mixing all throughout, and no song is a complete standout, despite flashes of glory.
|2.5 average||LunaticSoul | January 14th 14|
In my prev rating I said this was better than PII - LOL. The direction is taking is utter crap. You can't even say they're selling out, they're just releasing super mediocre overproduced tunes.
|3.0 good||kentishh | January 14th 14|
I was sat there listening waiting for something interesting or exciting to happen up until the last two tracks and then nolly's track dropped, literally the only song I'd recommend on this album the other tracks are pretty weak. This is coming from a periphery fan here too I'm pretty disappointed.
|2.5 average||Balevreski | January 14th 14|
Spencer's vocals are a bit disappointing on this, but it's still a decent ep.
|0.0 ||gordodustin | January 14th 14|
Honestly, I was expecting a little more from this band as I have really enjoyed the first two albums. However, this album is half instrumental and not very interesting instrumentals at that. "Extraneous" is probably the most enjoyable non vocal track. The other half are pretty decent, "Burn the Ground" and "The Summer Jam" are pretty catchy and the vocals are actually well done. But I don't know, I expected a 7 song ep to not have 3 instrumental tracks.
|3.0 good||Omeggia | January 14th 14|
Listen to Misha, Nolly and if you like Haunted Shores, Mark's songs and don't bother with the rest.
|4.0 excellent||Krimea | December 23rd 14|
|1.0 awful||Bogs | December 19th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Henry F. | December 16th 14|
|3.0 good||iGuter | November 30th 14|
|4.0 excellent||cromag1 | November 22nd 14|
|3.0 good||. | November 5th 14|
|3.5 great||Jed | November 5th 14|
|2.5 average||CWBrown | October 29th 14|
|3.5 great||ariich | October 5th 14|
|3.5 great||Sapee | October 4th 14|
|5.0 classic||Lynol | October 1st 14|
|4.0 excellent||Henry | September 29th 14|
|3.0 good||Dr7 | September 20th 14|
|3.0 good||Pherin | September 1st 14|
|2.5 average||Qqoqq | August 15th 14|
|4.5 superb||Terry | August 6th 14|
|3.5 great||JSJC | July 31st 14|
|5.0 classic||JP | July 23rd 14|
|4.0 excellent||MikeNew | July 16th 14|
|2.5 average||Betray | July 1st 14|
|3.5 great||NVCTOR | June 20th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Rakkie | June 4th 14|
|4.5 superb||F.P. | May 31st 14|
|1.0 awful||KILL | May 30th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Elixen | May 29th 14|
|5.0 classic||Bono | May 23rd 14|
|4.5 superb||DMX | April 29th 14|
|3.0 good||RYANGP | April 29th 14|
|3.0 good||Fujay | April 20th 14|
|4.5 superb||A.W.L | April 1st 14|
|3.5 great||JAXETA | March 25th 14|
|3.0 good||hewfew | March 21st 14|
|2.0 poor||Shawn | March 12th 14|
|3.0 good||Escain | March 10th 14|
|2.5 average||Seraph | February 19th 14|
|2.5 average||Animus | February 11th 14|
|2.5 average||neikos | February 6th 14|
|4.0 excellent||xedi | February 1st 14|
|2.5 average||ta loco | January 30th 14|
|3.5 great||DyerTF | January 29th 14|
|3.0 good||viri | January 28th 14|
|2.5 average||bloc | January 26th 14|
|2.0 poor||Tom | January 26th 14|
|4.5 superb||leonm | January 20th 14|
|4.0 excellent||jaksnow | January 19th 14|
|3.0 good||Majkl | January 19th 14|
|5.0 classic||Patrick | January 18th 14|
|4.0 excellent||geontes | January 17th 14|
|4.5 superb||eboph | January 16th 14|
|5.0 classic||DeeDee3 | January 16th 14|
|1.0 awful||true | January 16th 14|
|1.5 very poor||Tony Li | January 15th 14|
|2.5 average||HEmile | January 15th 14|
|1.5 very poor||rob g | January 15th 14|
|3.0 good||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | January 15th 14|
|4.0 excellent||adace1 | January 15th 14|
|2.5 average||ADR | January 15th 14|
|2.5 average||Drpibb | January 15th 14|
|4.5 superb||Amebix | January 15th 14|
|4.0 excellent||Arron | January 15th 14|
|3.5 great||motyli | January 15th 14|
|2.0 poor||Jacquibim CONTRIBUTOR | January 15th 14|
|1.5 very poor||wwf | January 15th 14|
|2.5 average|| ^_^ | January 15th 14|
|4.0 excellent||CutMan | January 14th 14|
|2.0 poor||Zeg | January 14th 14|
|3.0 good||N2B3J | January 14th 14|
|1.0 awful||zxlkho | January 14th 14|
|3.0 good||Kronzo | January 14th 14|
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