Rush album review: 'Hugely ambitious and exclusively dark'
Rush's new Clockwork Angels album is due out in a matter of weeks (June 12 technically) but one fan has already heard every track and is ready to sound off. BraveWords.com editor Martin Popoff wrote his review online.
"Curious to see how Clockwork Angels is received out there, ‘cos I can see there being a lot of exasperation," Popoff writes in a review that seems to go from praising to near-damning as it peruses the album track by track.
Here are two more excerpts to intice fans of the Holy Trinity of Rock.
- "Hard to believe, but this is the first full concept album for the Willy Wonkas of prog metal, Clockwork Angels being a complicated, oblique, angled tale involving less steampunk than rumour had it and much more about the march of time, all wrapped up in the meaninglessness for the non-believer, except for some sort of inner temple-building, or a garden as it were, Candide-style."
- "What we have here is Rush’s bassiest production quake ever. Neil’s drums have never sounded so fat, warm and powerful, and Geddy and Alex storm on along with him, through track by blustery track, many neo-Maiden- and Death Magnetic-like in their sodding of conventional verse/chorus structure in redefinition of the word 'break.' "
Click here for the full review.