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Periphery is an American progressive metal band from Bethesda, Maryland formed in 2005. The band is known for their heavy, modern, and progressive sound that includes polyrhythmic patterns and soaring melodies. They are regarded as one of the pioneers of the djent movement in progressive metal.. They are also noted for having three guitarists.
 
After several lineup changes during its history, the band now consists of guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb and Jake Bowen, vocalist Spencer Sotelo, drummer Matt Halpern, and bassist Adam "Nolly" Getgood. Periphery released their self-titled debut in 2010 and their follow-up, Periphery II: This Time It's Personal, on July 3, 2012.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTICUhCqEaY

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spCmStMOiHE

 

They’re probably best known for having Misha Mansoor and having the whole Djent thing going on, but W/E.

Jetpacks was Yes! was the first song I heard from this band. I was impressed with Spencer’s vocal range and technique and the bands experimental elements. Liked the album version of Jetpacks Was Yes! better since it has growls during the bridge but version 2.0 is pretty cool as well. Anyway gave their album a listen and thought it was a damn good debut. Totally became a fan of theirs after that..

Another thing that impressed me about this band was their use of their 3 seven-string guitarist in complex music compositions. Both vocally and instrumentally they are quite technical, but retain a great sense of melody and forward movement. Love their epic sounding tracks like Letter Experiment , Light and the 15 minute long Racecar. Saw them on their headlining Frak The Gods tour and they were awesome.

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I like their music, but not really into their vocalist. I would still listen to them but they were lost with my computer and I forgot about them.

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^ That's seems to be one the most commons gripes about the band. I actually like Spencer's vocals. Even if he doesn't have the best growls like some people complain about, they get the job done.

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Band's been busy lately. They reissued their self titled debut along with an all instrumental version. :wub:


They've got a new song titled Passenger. It's pretty melodic and gets very messugahy towards the end. And they released a cover of slipknots' Heretic Anthem. Loving Spencer's improved vocals on both the new song and the slipknot cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3Ct_Yg5CuM



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H9h4wn63VU




Now I just want that new double concept album.

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Their new album came out yesterday. It's a 70 minute long album of technical experimental progressive metal and djenty guitar rhythms and grooves. Anybody listen to it yet? For me it was one of the most anticipated album for the year and leaves up to the hype.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm3OpBpwzBs

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I see the whole mathmetal/djent thing as a natural progression. Certainly it is a more fresh sounding style of metal. Loving Periphery but also other bands from the same scene like Veil of Maya, Monuments, Skyharbord, Corelia etc.

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Clear is an experiment to explore all of the different writing styles in the band. It's rare when you have a band where every member is capable of writing and producing music. With each member controlling their own track, this recording enabled us to go down any path we chose in terms of style and sound. - Periphery

 

 

So they have a new project coming out. Preview sounds dope.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Av0kfz8R50

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