Periphery - Periphery
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Based on 85 ratings
2010 Ratings: #179
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By pushing the production to such limits, the album manages to blast through the typical production clichés to create a sonic assault that should quickly change your reaction from “Why did they do that?” to “How did they do that?,” making Periphery an album that’ll give lovers of prog metal something to sink their teeth into.

A little too long and underwhelming, but there are some great ideas at work here.

This album was first to get me excited about Periphery as a band, hearing the intro of All New Materials. It was also the first taste of djent I ever had. I know people have their gripes with this album but I wont hear it. This shit is good


While not every song on here was incredible, I thoroughly enjoyed Periphery's debut album. It's got solid riffage and great vocals, both clean and harsh. There's a lot happening on every song and it's an enjoyable experience overall. Listening to this one in full really put in perspective the impact that the band had on djent and many aspects of metalcore. I'm very excited to hear the rest of their discography!


i like the ambition on Periphery's self-titled debut, but most of it comes off as showy, strained, and just overall trying to hard. perfect example of this strain is at the end of "Jetpacks Was Yes", where the vocals sound like the guys trying to pop a fucking blood vessel. in addition, the album is pretty backloaded, where "Zyglorox" and the 15 minute progressiveness of "Racecar" are the only reasons why this album even gets scored above a 65. talking about those ... read more

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Track List

  1. Insomnia
  2. The Walk
  3. Letter Experiment
  4. Jetpacks Was Yes
  5. Light
  6. All New Materials
  7. Buttersnips
  8. Icarus Lives
  9. Totla Mad
  10. Ow My Feelings
  11. Zyglorx
  12. Racecar
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Added on: April 9, 2014