Artist : Periphery
Album : Juggernaut: Omega (2015 Sumerian/Century Media)
Tracks : 7
Artist website : www.periphery.net
This is disc 2 of the two CD set Juggernaut: Alpha/Omega, the third studio effort from the progressive metal band Periphery. I’ve done a separate post on disc 1.
I really like this band. They’re very musical, modern, and heavy. The musicianship is superb. Their brand of progressive metal is very different from what I think of when I think of the genre. There are elements that are popular in modern metal in this music and there is very little of what I would consider “classic” progressive metal in their music.
These tracks are heavier than the first disc. Overall, this disc is very good.
Priestess, Omega, Stranger Things, and Graveless
FIRST IMPRESSIONS – PLAY BY PLAY:
Track 1 – Reprise
Restating the theme from disc 1 – Alpha
Track 2 – The Bad Thing
Very heavy! I like the vocal work here.
Track 3 – Priestess
Very pretty! I like this one a lot.
Track 4 – Graveless
Very heavy again! This one has more energy than track 2.
Track 5 – Hell Below
Even if this one is really heavy, I didn’t really connect with this one. Not my favorite.
Track 6 – Omega
The longest track of the 2 disc set at 11:44. There is an urgency and energy in this track that had me at the edge of my seat as I was listening. Good melodies and arrangement. I really liked the short guitar solo that starts right before the 9-minute mark.
Track 7 – Stranger Things
Melodic. I really enjoyed the layered guitar work on this track. Great way to close an album.