11 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes


Technical complexity and untethered rage merge in their lashing prog riffs.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.


Technical complexity and untethered rage merge in their lashing prog riffs.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
186 Ratings
186 Ratings

Return to Their Roots?

It is mentioned here that Periphery should return to their roots. Well, if that's how you feel, I now picture you as 36 and living in your parents basement playing your x-box watching VHS tapes of early 90's MTV. Things change and hopefully progress. This track is killer. Every album has shown growth, skill, and maturity. Periphery can be as hard as they come and incredibly beautiful at the same time. This track is a rush. It's constantly moving. It's intense and rawkus. Why don't people who can't grow with the sound or appreciate it go back to their roots before internet and mail their comments to themselves.


Periphery's iceberg single

I'll be honest, periphery has been one of my top 5 bands in recent years, not releasing a single subpar album. Juggernaut was such an ephemeral work, even now I can't stop listening to it cover to cover; truly a progression as a band without a doubt. With this said, I am not a fan of this song. It isn't bad by any means, but I feel it is just too generically monotonous, blatant chugs, garbled mush. The whole reason I got into periphery was because they were talented, refreshing, truly skilled and clever musicians who broke out of the stale chug scene that was present. I anxiously await the full album, as I have no doubts it will be another stellar success, but this track will unfortunately be the lackluster pilot episode of an enthralling, captivating series.


Evolve, progress, surprise

Well...been a metal head for more than half of my life and still at it thanks to bands like these. Grew up on Maiden, At The Gates and then Opeth, Katatonia amongst many other European and American fantastic bands...this album seems to encompass the reason why this genre is still able to move me in so many ways. Technical, heavy when needed and melodic without being tiresome or cheesy...
Can run for miles and miles on this.
Buy it

About Periphery

Periphery started in 2005 as the recording project of guitarist and producer Misha Mansoor. Mansoor had already made a name for himself in the progressive metal community through his production abilities with his project Bulb. He created Periphery as an evolution of his earlier work, taking the music out of the studio and onto the road; he fleshed out the band with a lineup that included guitarists Alex Bois and Jake Bowen, bassist Tom Murphy, drummer Matt Halpern, and, after running through a few vocalists, singer Spencer Sotelo. With a sound that pushes at the boundaries of progressive metal, Periphery are at the forefront of the "djent" movement, utilizing detuned, extended range instruments to create a sound that’s as technically dizzying as it is heavy, joining in with the growing ranks of bands that are taking the framework laid down by bands like Meshuggah and running wild with it.

Periphery released their self-titled debut in 2010 on Sumerian, then quickly went out on the road, touring the U.S. and Canada, as well as making stops in Australia and the U.K. The following year, the band released their first EP, Icarus. Leading up to 2012's Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, Mark Holcomb replaced Bois on guitar and Adam Getgood replaced Murphy on bass. The album earned positive reviews from critics, and debuted just outside the Top 40 on the main Billboard albums chart. By 2015, the band had readied a double album for Sumerian. Comprising two halves, Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega both appeared on the same day in January 2015, earning yet more positive reviews for the band and even higher chart placements, topping out at number 22 on Billboard. Although Juggernaut took six months to record, the group wasted no time reentering the studio to record the follow-up. The resulting full-length, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, appeared in July 2016. ~ Gregory Heaney

Bethesda, MD




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