The Hearkening – Counter-Clockwise Song Review

Today we are featuring another promising deathcore band, THE HEARKENING, from the USA. We have reviewed their exceptional song, Counter-Clockwise, along with its character, style, story, potential, and more.

The Hearkening is a promising melodic deathcore/rapcore band I discovered through Metalhead Community Submissions about three months ago with their impressive work; Counter-Clockwise, off from their latest release, Lightyears Ago, which was released as an EP not long ago in 2020. The band is officially making releases since 2017. They have started their careers with an EP called; No Daylight (2017) and continued with two EP’s, After Dark (2018) and Lightyears Ago (2020). Now, please give the song a listen while reading the rest of the article.

First of all, I want you to know that The Hearkening is one of the unique names we are featuring here on the Metalhead Community. These American gentlemen are showing tremendous potential with their musical character here on this song above everything else. I listened to Counter-Clockwise a few times on repeat before writing my article. I can easily say that seeing The Hearkening opening every single metal festival next year wouldn’t surprise me at all. They prove so many things with this song alone.

On the other hand, I believe they have everything they need to become a professional touring band. I only listened to Counter-Clockwise so far, yet I can tell you they have the right foundations for their music. In other words, the key to becoming the next big thing in the music industry. In this song, I loved the way they blended rap, electronic, and metalcore elements together. Exceptional job, truly. They have the excitement of Linkin Park, the dynamics of Slipknot, and the old school vibes from Sepultura.

Additionally, the song is straightforward and easy to memorize. You listen to it once, and it leaves its mark in your memory for some time. They kept the structure standard while focusing more on the overall energy level and the rich instrumentation. Not much to say, Counter-Clockwise is an epic job with additional mainstream potential.


Technically, Counter-Clockwise has top-class standards in every way. I am genuinely impressed by this song’s production quality, which I’d prefer calling; “production marvel.” Everything sounds super powerful, clean, clear, stimulating, dynamic, well-handled, recorded, engineered, mixed, and, most importantly, in great harmony. Their producer has done a flawless job here. He clearly understood the band, their desires, potentials, and in the end, they created an album that can speak for itself. Believe me, production-wise; I don’t see any difference between Slipknot or Korn’s latest albums and this one. I’d like to congratulate the Hearkening and their production for their impressive job. They have simply marked history.

When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am blown away by The Hearkening. Counter-Clockwise is a solid job that will introduce these American gentlemen to the right people in the right way. As I have mentioned above, I see huge potential in them. I would sign them immediately if I were running a music label or looking for wonderbands. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED!

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In conclusion, Metalhead Community Team congratulates THE HEARKENING for their jaw-dropping job in COUNTER-CLOCKWISE and wishes them the very best in their future careers. Thank you for reading.

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