"Every Android That I Know" CD
Genres: hard rock, electro, metal
Dec 1 - 7 2003
Clockhhouse are a rock duo from Canada who make their own
electronic/hard rock hybrid music, somewhere in the vein of Nine
Inch Nails. Their songs are extremely melodic and frequently
The album starts on a good note with "Float" and the
utterly explosive "Dip the Moon in Gasoline," which will
tear you to shreds. "I Just Want You for the Sex,"
meanwhile, is a wonderfully dark number, reminiscent of later The
The material. That isn't to say that this album is great all
the way through. Duds like the flat "My Imrosian" and
the messy "Pretty," unfortunately, also make appearances on
Clockhouse's Every Android That I Know is a
mixed affair. Its got a tremendously infectious epic quality to
it, and the melodies and style are powerful and very listenable.
The duds, however, weigh down on the disc's overall flow, and tempt
the listener to skip certain tracks. As well, often the songs'
lyrics are superficial and uninteresting. But for a catchy,
entertaining slice of electro-hard rock, The Clockhouse's album
doesn't disappoint. Worth a try if you don't come into it
expecting anything groundbreaking.
[Vitals: 11 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2002]