Sunday, July 1, 2012

CD Review - Periphery - Periphery II

My first listen to Periphery and my instinct is to head to track 3, Froggin’ Bullfish, first. I’ll always head to the best named track to kick off, & this track built up high expectations for the rest of the album for me. I’m a fan of progressive & technical metal, and having listened to Periphery II, I came away knowing this band is full of musicians who are well at home in either of these areas. They aren’t afraid of showing it to the listener either, throwing a great deal of technical diversity into every track. While the vocals aren’t distinctive enough to identify Periphery from the next band, vocalist Spencer Sotelo certainly has an impressive range and vocal quality, jumping from some very clean vocal lines to some deliciously guttural roars. What really stood out for me on this album though, was some fantastic guitar work by Jake Bowen and Mark Holcomb. I mean, these boys have skills. Clearly they’ve spent a great deal of time working together to ensure the technical precision on this album is spot on, and it shows. Head to to read the full review

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