Periphery - Periphery
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Based on 27 ratings
2010 Ratings: #140
April 20, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sumerian, Distort, Roadrunner / Label
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As a young pup, all I really ever wanted to listen to was metal. Whether that was scene metal (Devil Wears Prada, Miss May I, etc.) or more extreme forms of metal (Emmure, The Acacia Strain) or even more progressive styles of metal like Periphery. Granted, all my metal came from Alternative Press magazine and Warped Tour, but hey, I was like sixteen. Give me a break.

I mostly grew out of these types of metal regions, just because most of these metal groups were appealing to an angsty teen who ... read more
I know I rate things highly but that's honestly because I really love a lot of the stuff i listen. This was no exception. The riffs were heavy, the drumming was great. The vocal style was great, the clean vocals were brilliant and the screams sound a lot like Jens Kidman from Meshuggah. Jack bowen and his "7 Strings of wonder" and Alex Bois (who did some great backing vocals may I add) created some heavy riffs that truly show off what Djent is. Misha Mansoor did great on the ... read more
Huge drum parts and guitar are crystal clear. Some song is obnoxious complicated but overall very good.
Djent has this really strange habit of being either absolute fucking dogshit or GOD LIKE. By the score im sure you can figure out which this is
Thank god this band has improved a lot when it comes to writing memorable and enjoyable music, especially can't get into the vocals which is odd because Spencer's voice is one of my favorite things about this band (but tbf he has improved massively, I can't believe the difference between this and their later albums, damn). Also beside the vocals the majority of this album feels just like a show off contest (most of the songs are just bunch of technical riffs with some crazy solos thrown ... read more
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