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3.08 | 32 ratings | 2 reviews | 25% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Overture (2:12)
2. The Summer Jam (Jake Bowen) (4:17)
3. Feed the Ground (Matt Halpern) (4:38)
4. Zero (Misha Mansoor) (5:31)
5. The Parade of Ashes (Spencer Sotelo) (5:13)
6. Extraneous (Adam "Nolly" Getgood) (3:21)
7. Pale Aura (Mark Holcomb) (4:40)

Total Time 29:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Spencer Sotelo / lead vocals, guitar
- Misha Mansoor / guitar, programming, production
- Jake Bowen / guitar, programming
- Mark Holcomb / guitar
- Adam "Nolly" Getgood / bass, guitar (6), programming, production
- Matt Halpern / drums & percussion

Releases information

Clear is the second studio EP by American progressive metal band Periphery. It will be released on January 28, 2014. This EP is an experimental work for the band: aside from the intro track, each member of Periphery has composed a track and cover the role of creative director of that track. The intro track, Overture, gives the main theme for the album, which is then caught again in all the following tracks. Aside from the intro track, each member of Periphery has composed a song apiece.

Jake Bowen stated:

Clear is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound. Every track also contains a melodic theme established in Clear's intro track Overture, this common thread links all of the songs together, even though they all sound wildly different.

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PERIPHERY Clear ratings distribution

(32 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(25%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(28%)
Good, but non-essential (22%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

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2 stars I normally wouldn't waste my time or your eyes writing a bad review. I figure I'd leave the already existing reviews to speak for the record themselves but since I listened through the first two albums to get to this EP and my end result is me disliking ALL OF THEM, well I said "What the hell? ... (read more)

Report this review (#1148421) | Posted by AgostinoScafidi | Saturday, March 15, 2014 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Transparently the Same Ah, Periphery, my favourite band that I hate for the reason their fans love them, and love them for the reason their fans hate them. For those who don't know, I hate Periphery's instrumentals, but I love Spencer Sotelo's vocals. Well, his clean ones at least, I'm sti ... (read more)

Report this review (#1131622) | Posted by Gallifrey | Friday, February 14, 2014 | Review Permanlink

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