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3.84 | 41 ratings

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4 stars Now this is an album I love to jam out too. Periphery III: Select Difficulty is my favorite album by Periphery. It's heavy, has breakdowns, great bass provided by Adam "Nolly" Getgood, just a lot of great jams. Progressive metalcore bands are pretty common nowadays, and we can blame that all on Periphery, same goes for the "djent" movement that brought a lot of new bands that sounded like Periphery and nothing like Meshuggah. Strange.

The music, for people who never heard the bands music, sounds like teenage Meshuggah. If you never heard Meshuggah's music, imagine low riffs with lot's of china cymbal. The progressive metal is definitely there. The song Prayer Position is pretty much Periphery in a nutshell. Longer songs (7 minutes-ish) like Lune and Marigold show the band members technical ability. They also confirm that the band plays progressive metal well, with ease.

Getting into Periphery? Or progressive metalcore? Or anything alike? This is your album to start with! I really like this album. I would put Select Difficulty with We are the Romans by Botch and One of us is the Killer by The Dillinger Escape plan on the podium that's labeled "best progressive metalcore albums" in a heartbeat. Great stuff, really!

progtime1234567 | 4/5 |


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