TIMEKEEP – ALBUM REVIEW


Timekeep – Epoch 
Timekeep - Epoch

Release Date: Out Now

Indonesian trio Timekeep are a refreshing blast in my inbox if you’ll pardon the expression. This six-track album, ‘Epoch’, is whistle stop tour of the bands works fuelled by grunge, punk, garage and a little math-rock. Opening track ‘Reckless’ lulls you in to a false sense of security like early Feeder before jumping fully in to the Reuben camp of intense vocals and blistering drums. ‘Regret’ takes on a Cassels vibe with moody guitars and spoken word vocal before kicking in to a steady Frank Turner meets Hundred Reasons pattern. The sweeping guitars of ‘Riot’ are soon punctured by the excellent drums and bass that are a signature of this collection.

The pace shows no signs of letting up on ‘Mess’ as the 129 seconds of this track come on like a rabid badger on a mission of pure destruction. The opening bars of ‘There is no Place Like Home’ feature some choice lyrics like “One day you find the longing in every second” and “things we go through will still yearn for the beauty of the experience we call it a home” played out over the top of an intense barrage of guitars and drums. ‘Suite’ closes things out with the most accessible track on the album with the rolling drums and bubbling bass taking centre stage. Timekeep won’t be for everyone but if you like your music angry, intense and noisy but with a brain and a heart then you might just love this.



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