Album Review: Rush, "Clockwork Angels"

In their time Rush have produced some of the finest recorded moments in rock history, be it guitar-driven hard rock, their late '70s progressive period or their '80s embracing of a cleaner punchier song-based sound. In short Clockwork Angels is a cleverly calculated album that is aimed to please Rush fans old and new. We had a good idea of what to expect from the sneak previews of BU2B and Caravan (released in 2010) which were intended to give the band some new material for their "Time Machine" tour. As with these two songs, the single and pre-release taster Headlong Flight show that Rush have squarely replanted their feet in hard rock territory and the production and individual performances of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart are again beyond par. A bombastic straight-a-head rock album designed to sound great live!

Geoff Banks
Rock iKon
12th June, 2012
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