Periphery - Periphery
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 45 ratings
April 20, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Periphery, Matt Murphy / Producer
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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!
Periphery’s 2010 debut album is extremely impressive and greatly hints at the greatness from the band’s future work, as well as stuff on this album generally like Ow My Feelings, Light, and of course Icarus Lives. However, some things about it like Jetpacks Was Yes and Insomnia don’t hold up that well almost 11 years later. It’s still a very good album, but as a result of parts of it not holding up as well, I consider it to be the weakest in Periphery’s discography.
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
This was my first introduction to a Djent specific release, and it still holds up strong in a lot of ways.

Misha Mansoor has always been someone who I looked up to, as I started out playing guitar years ago when he focused on his “Bulb” solo projects. So when news of him working on an album and starting a band spread throughout, words couldn’t describe my excitement. So being me, I bought it on release.

One thing that caught me and others off guard throughout was ... read more
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