Periphery – Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega 2 album set

Periphery - Juggernaut Omega album cover art
This band’s fans, humorously dubbed Peripherals, are going to adore this set by Washington, D.C’s Periphery. Titled Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, the dual-disc ‘concept album’ set serves to redefine the band for anno 2015. Seventeen songs of djenty, modern progressive metal glory will tickle the earholes of an eager listener or fan of theThis band’s fans, humorously dubbed Peripherals, are going to adore this set by Washington, D.C’s Periphery. Titled Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, the dual-disc ‘concept album’ set serves to redefine the band for anno 2015. Seventeen songs of djenty, modern progressive metal glory will tickle the earholes of an eager listener or fan of the band. The “presentation” – the engineering, mixing, and mastering – on all tunes is on-point; it’s overall superb. The sound is on par with what you’d expect from a band on the cusp of true mainstream success: crisp, clean, and deadly. The songs have a lot of variety in the arrangement or musical components: you’ll hear everything from crushing extreme metal “djent” style riffs, to pleasing rock fusion, to smooth jazz. Less so then Animals As Leaders, but still very obviously, this is a “musician’s musician” type release where most of the nuances will be appreciated by fellow players. With the caliber of the musicians involved in Periphery, the well-written and well-performed music set to these discs is a given. The overall atmosphere for both discs is typical metal fare: dark, aggressive, and choppy. There are hints of other instruments or sparse accents here and […]

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