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Periphery: Periphery Review,
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I'd seen Periphery's self titled album featured heavily throughout my regular Fixt emails, in the charts on iTunes as well as in Metal Hammer magazine but unfortunately gave them no thought until I heard the song Icarus Lives! on YouTube. The surprisingly funky yet heavy riffing, insane drumming and wonderfully diverse singing range hooked me instantly and before long I was listening to their song Buttersnips also. Upon hearing both songs, I quickly decided to purchase their full length album, hoping that the rest of the album would possess the same qualities that made me fall in love with the previously mentioned songs. After listening to the album, I was pleased to find out it did. The album also threw a couple of unexpected curve balls at me such as the much more melodic and down to earth song Jetpacks Was Yes!, the very mellow section in Insomnia and the comedic outro to Icarus Lives! This album just offers so many musical high points that I love. Being a fan of bands such as Dillinger Escape Plan, Between the Buried & Me, SikTh and other similar bands, I accepted Periphery with open arms. I strongly recommend this CD to anyone who likes their progressive metal.