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Periphery II

2 July 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 Jun. 2012
  • Release Date: 2 July 2012
  • Label: Century Media
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Century Media Records Ltd.This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2012 EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG
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  • Total Length: 1:08:54
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  • ASIN: B008A56ZPG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,099 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John R. Baird on 11 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I first had this band brought to my ageing attention by my youngest son who had purchased the bands first album as birthday gift. The first hearing was a real experience, it happened during an 8 hour trek from home to the deepest depths of East Anglia, It turned out to be a bit of an epiphany, if there is such a thing as a bit of such an experience. Anyhoo, this is a band that managed to take me back to several decades ago when listening to new, or different stuff, fired up such a novel sensation that you remained in the "continue to replay" CD mode that you can lose all track of time. Such was the effect of said first album.
So with a little trepidation, I purchased P II.
Trepidatious I should not have been.
This a stunning album, in parts like the heaviest of sounds bolted together by latter day disciples of "Pantera" and "Fear Factory" that suddenly changes to violin loaded "PFM" and even sections of early "ELP"
This slab of new music is completely mind boggling in just how many different styles of all types of music it nods in the direction of.
Not in a bad or cluttered or grating manner but in a style of terrific substance and depth.
It kind of feels like the sensation you get after a rather explosive sneeze, all de-cluttered and able to take a very deep, clean, satisfying breath of fresh mountain air, believe me!!!
As usual I refuse to detail favourite tracks, I always believe that the individual listener does not need to know whatever genre, sub or other wise that certain others feel the need to pigeon hole music in.
My favourites are mine, and I refuse to sway your original listening by skipping what might be important tracks to you.
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Quite often I'll buy an album, listen to it a few times, then put it on the shelf until I listen to it again a few years later. Periphery II is one of those special albums that I still listen to on a regular basis. It's a bit more accessible than the first album which some may see as a good point while others not so much. I see it as a different album and should be approached as such.

Spencer has definitely improved - his growls/screams have much more substance and his clean melodies are just beautiful. The instrumental aspect of the music is just as good, containing many elements of 'traditional' Periphery and Bulb (Make Total Destroy) along with a more melodic side (mainly heard in songs such as 'The Gods Must Be Crazy!' and what was originally a Haunted Shores song 'Scarlet').

If you liked the first album then you'll probably like this one as well, and while hardcore prog purists may find some of the songs a bit too 'commercial' (and I use that word as loosely as possible because PII is far from it) there are plenty of songs that you will still enjoy. Overall a brilliant album and one that every self-respecting Periphery fan should buy!
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By Matt on 5 Jan. 2013
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A slightly different feel from the first album. Slightly more dreamtheatre-esk and less djenty but album is instantly recognisable as Periphery. Not as genre defining as the first album but then, not in a bad way. Guitar work is fantastic, both in rhythm and lead. Anyone who has been keeping up to date may notice the odd riff that has been released or used elsewhere (Scarlet from Haunted Shores for example...but then Mark and Misha wrote it anyway?) Stand out performance from Spencer here though. An instantly noticeable step up in range and screamed/growled vocals. Especially impressive if it is indeed true that he had zero tuning in production...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 July 2012
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Periphery II: This Time Its Personal is the second full-length studio album by the American Metal band Periphery, it was released in 2012, following up on 2011's Icarus EP and 2010's self-titled debut album.

Periphery's style of music is a highly technical and slightly progressive blend of metal, with a clear Messuggah influence in the angular low riffs and focus on rhythm as well as bursts of a much more clean and melodic side and some integration of electronic music, synths and electro drum sounds.

Alongside a number of other bands, they are considered by some to be one of the most important bands in the controversial Djent subgenre. For those who don't know, a lot of people argue over whether or not Djent is actually a genre or not, and whether some of the bands are really just Tech-Metal and some are just Death Metal, Prog Metal or Deathcore etc ...and to be fair only time will tell on that front.

If you like any other Djent or even vaguely Djent-related bands such as Tesseract, Structures, Uneven Structure, After The Burial, Born Of Osiris, After The Burial, Animals As Leaders, Vildhjart, Architects, BMTH, Sikth, Messugah, or just this sort of end of the musical spectrum in general, then they are at least worth a curiosity listen. The album contains a lot of the key features of styles like Deathcore, Metalcore, Prog Metal, Tech-Metal, Math-Metal jumbled together, with bits of electronic music added in moderation.

In fact, regardless of your opinions on the subgenre's existence or how much you do or don't like any of the other bands associated with it, if you have liked anything you've heard from Periphery thus far, this album is worth checking out.
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