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JUGGERNAUT: ALPHA

Periphery

 

Progressive Metal

2.71 | 42 ratings

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Isaac Peretz
1 stars Ouch. I mean like seriously, OUCH!!! First off I wanna make something clear: I do enjoy some Periphery albums. It's not like I went full hater on them, I really enjoy "Periphery: Hail Stan" and "Periphery: Select Difficulty", I think they're solid four-star albums. But of course almost all bands have lows and highs. This is easily the worst Periphery album and by far the only one I'm not capable of enjoying.

First thing is that Spencer screams like an emo-wave teen in this album, it just sounds ridiculous and calling it juvenile feels like an insult to every already-bad juvenile band. Thank god he stopped doing those high-pitched screams in the following albums (not counting Omega). Second thing is how chuggy and terribly mixed the guitars sound. I get it's Djent but damn there were moments in the album where I thought a laser cannon was firing right at my side. They make bass inaudible and combined with Spencer's screeching, you will probably end without ears after doing a full listen. Drums were the only thing that weren't awful. Bass was inaudible as I said before... Musicality was definitely there but I'm almost completely convinced the problem was in the mixing: It's simply bad. And bad mixing can completely ruin a decent, solid album, who knows if maybe this is what happened to Alpha...

I just don't enjoy this album and this is probably the only Periphery album that deserves a 1-Star rating.

Isaac Peretz | 1/5 |

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