Periphery IV: HAIL STAN

Periphery - Periphery IV: HAIL STAN
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Based on 33 ratings
2019 Ratings: #331
April 5, 2019 / Release Date
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Periphery's fifth studio endeavor is about what you expect.

Did you like any of their previous albums? Than you'll enjoy this record. My problem with Periphery's work is, despite their music being quite technical with these odd time signatures and unconventional riffing patterns, that technicality has always felt quite surface level to me and the music lacks a great deal of substance as a result. It's technical, yes, but not complex. It's a musical poker face. A mask of technicality to hide ... read more
You did not call your album HAIL STAN. You just did not.

EDIT: Actually it's not that bad.

This is my first rodeo with Periphery, and i'm not gonna lie I had a pretty decent time with this album. Not a great time, but it was far from a bad time. It sounds a little generic in places (a lot of this reminds me of if Coheed and Cambria incorporated goddamn Djent into their sound) but it's still a nice little headbanger of a metalcore album that leans a little more into the poppier side of the ... read more
i don't know what i expected but i got it
Although technically sound, the group have consistently released the exact same music since their inception and have rarely deviated from their sound. This makes for a somewhat tired album with nothing really new being done across the board. The sounds aren't by any means unsuccessful and so this isn't an inherently bad album by any means, it just doesn't do much to make it considered a great album.

Favorite track: Blood Eagle
the album is good and I didn't hate any of tracks, it's just too similar from their previous albums
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Track List

  1. Reptile
  2. Blood Eagle
  4. Garden in the Bones
  5. It's Only Smiles
  6. Follow Your Ghost
  7. Crush
  8. Sentient Glow
  9. Satellites
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