Are you a fan of Textures, Tesseract or Heart of a Coward?
Then get familiar with local progressive metal advocates, Clockwork. Hailing from London/Reading, they are currently thriving on a large amount of momentum obtained from their latest EP Glimmer. If you have been living under a rock, then prepare to be enlightened…
Impressive is a word that springs to mind upon the first spin, but the more you hit that replay button, the more you become more analytical and get to truly appreciate the fluidity and technical execution of the instrumentals. It is well done, and full of passion and elegance. But still keeps it energetic, without being too predictable.
The Eternal is most definitely the strongest installment on this EP. The way this band seems to work like a stream, growing from just a small meander and then into roaring waterfalls of powerful riffs and melodic passages. It is exciting, and never fails to transition beautifully.
Despite a delay in production, it seems the choice to take their beautifully crafted recordings to Meyrick de la Fuente (Exist Immortal, Osiah, Nexilva), it seems it was an extremely wise choice, allowing Clockwork to blossom and find their own two feet, standing tall and proud. This is always helpful when a smaller, underground band can work cohesively and push on, whilst getting an opportunity to work with someone who has produced for many notable bands within the UK.
Out of the 5 incredible offerings that are on this EP, please give the final track Soul Storm your full attention. Standing at 8 minutes long, it is quite an earful in moderation, but it’s atmospheric introduction captivates the imagination of any listener and relaxes you before unexpectedly turning into something more dark yet booming. This is what Clockwork do best on Glimmer. And that’s mixing it up consistently.
Clockwork impress us with a progressive, technical and refined sound, matching their inspirations with something memorable and strong.