Periphery Songs Ranked

Periphery is an American progressive metal band formed in Washington, D.C. in 2005. Their musical style has been described as progressive metal, djent, and progressive metalcore. They are considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement within progressive metal. They have also received a Grammy nomination. The band consists of vocalist Spencer Sotelo, guitarists Misha Mansoor, Mark Holcomb, Jake Bowen, and drummer Matt Halpern. Since their self-titled debut, the band has released an additional five albums: Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, the double album Juggernaut: Alpha and Omega, Periphery III: Select Difficulty, and Periphery IV: Hail Stan. They’ve also released two EPs: Icarus EP and Clear. All Periphery material is self-produced by the members of the band. Here are all of the Periphery songs ranked.

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15. Have a Blast (Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, 2012)

“This song is packed with loads of sick riffs and a sick solo by guthrie. I used to love scarlet and Luck as a constant when I first heard P2, but after hearing the entire album more than 50 times (p2 is my most heard periphery album to date), it’s safe to say have a blast is my absolute favorite. Well to be fair, I love every single piece on P2.”

14. Luck as a Constant (Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, 2012)

“The perfect blend of simplicity and technicality. The simple intro… The fast riffs… The vocals… The catchy chorus… And then Jake’s epic solo..”

13. The Bad Thing (Juggernaut: Omega, 2015)

“Just absolutely brilliant. The guitar is amazing. The vocals are badass. The solo kicks ass. This is one of the best progressive metal songs ever made and the bands best song yet.”

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12. Insomnia (Periphery, 2010)

“Seriously one of Periphery’s best songs. Everything about this screams awesome. It’s more complex than Zyglrox, has better clean sections than Racecar (Might be considered blasphemy but oh well) and portrays the diversity of the band in one song, instead of one album.”

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11. Letter Experiment (Periphery, 2010)

“This is what real djent/progressive metal is about. The middle section where the harmony comes in just gives me goosebumps.. (the melodic part).. And the vocals during the end of the song, well that’s just pushing the limit.”

10. Make Total Destroy (Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, 2012)

“Listen to this song and you’ll change your mind. It has beautiful headbang djent melodies and an amazing clean part in the middle which makes the song so memorable and enjoyable all round.”

Periphery, 'Periphery II: This Time It's Personal' – Album Review

9. Omega (Juggernaut: Omega, 2015)

“The best progressive metal song ever written. Starting out with a well written piano solo, the song begins unfolding the tale of the omega. The song tells a beautiful story with an unforgettable climax. It has a soul lifting chord progression filled with Spencer’s incredible singing.”

8. Zyglrox (Periphery 2010)

“This song is the best! And this song has too many insane riffs that will melt your mind! This is one of the greatest masterpieces in metal in my opinion. It has everything: beautiful cleans and jazz-like instrumentals, crazy solos, and most of all, riffs and breakdowns that are so heavy they can bend spacetime. I can not put into words how incredibly well-written this song is.”

7. Mile Zero (Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, 2012)

“Spencer said on his form spring that his friend, Shawn, died in 2005. without elaborating more about his fallen friend, he wanted to pay tribute to not only him but to everyone else in his life who had passed on. The crack at the end of the song is Spencer smashing his headphones to the ground.”

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6. The Walk (Periphery, 2010)

“The way this album flows seamlessly from song to song; the recurring themes and musical motifs; the way the album shifts from lightness to darkness: these are what make this album so damn stellar. This is the first “metal” album I ever heard, and I instantly loved it. Goes to show just how powerful it is. But really: absolutely perfect album.”

5. Marigold (Periphery III: Select Difficulty, 2016)

“That part where he comes in after the calm with “I guess I’ll just leave things the way they are! ” gets me every time. All around solid song. Melodic but heavy. Music is a little interesting but not in a bad way.”

4. Reptile (Periphery IV: Hail Stan, 2019)

“Although I admired this band for their technical prowess, production and tone, I never really liked their music, for some reason. This song right here, though, had all the elements missing for me, the production, composition, the tones, riffs, vocals, everything is on point.”

Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius

3. Racecar (Periphery, 2010)

“The song that Periphery should and most likely will be remembered for in the long run. It’s as someone said already- a prog metal masterpiece. It contains everything that one would want in such a song.”

2. Scarlet (Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal, 2012)

“One of the most exciting and fun songs they’ve made, along with being the song that basically cemented Mark’s place in the band. One of the best songs, it is rated so low because the album is newer, but this song is beast!”

1. Icarus Lives! (Periphery, 2010)

“Amazing vocals. Guitar is just brutal all the way through. I listen to this song everyday. Its simply put as what it is. Very powerful song, I like the riff in the intro that explain in all the song like a tree branch!”