As one of the early notable 2014 releases, Periphery's new record "Clear" can be streamed in full prior to January 28 release via Sumerian Records.
Featuring seven new tunes, the album is available for pre-order over on iTunes. Make sure to give it a few listens in the player below.
As guitarist Misha Mansoor insists, "Clear" lies somewhere between a full-length effort and an EP, but shouldn't be considered as neither of the two. "'Clear' shouldn't be confused with our new third full-length album that we're currently working on, nor should it be considered an EP as it rides somewhere in between clocking in at 30 minutes," he said.
Further discussing the effort, Mansoor explained: "'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,'" the guitarist continued. "This common thread links all of the songs together, even though they all sound wildly different."