The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long -Avastera
Want to hear some Australian post hardcore? Well take a listen to this from the guys at Avastera – that’s Mike Lang on Lead Vocals, Chris Hanssen on Vocals and Guitar, Dave Thoomes on Bass, Chris Crole on Guitar and Jamie Savage on Drums. They have prepared their début EP The Clock Have Ticked Too Long produced by Paul Leavitt (Who has worked with big names like Yellowcard).
Amidst wild lead guitar, sophisticated drums, dulcet vocals, occasional screamo and – oh! – even clean piano lies sensual lyrics about relationships and tough life choices. These poetic layers gives The Clocks Have Ticked Too Long a juicy, dynamic and groovy sound which flows smoothly in its teenage dreamy tone.
Though frankly speaking, it’s not just purely post hardcore. Moreover, the guys themselves describe their genre as a symbiosis of post hardcore, alternative rock and pop punk, which is not a very strange thing to hear nowadays. This genre definition explains a lot about the uplifting sounds throughout the EP.
Their music is described as appealing to the taste of fans of Anberlin and A Day To Remember. Well it certainly sounds very similar to these artists but maybe a younger and sweeter A Day To Remember, less dramatic and sweeter Anberlin (yep, a sweeter Anberlin – there IS such a thing). Avastera’s EP sounds exactly how the cover looks – a yellow dahlia, surrounded by dark blue, indigo tracery but still it warms you from its sunny depth.
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