Periphery

Periphery
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Played at Graspop Metal Meeting
2020

Country

United States

Biography

Based in Washington, D.C., Periphery are one of the leading bands on the progressive metal scene and are widely considered one of the pioneers of the djent movement. It took them several years to find a stable line-up and as a result, their eponymous debut wasn’t released until 2010. What started with a nomination for the 2013 Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards has metastisized into a worldwide success with over half a million followers on social media. Masterminded by Misha Moor, Periphery offers Meshuggah-inspired chugging, memorable clean-to-harsh vocal melodies and an electronic component that always adds something to the music and never gets in the way of the overall aggressive feel. Periphery’s double effort ‘Juggernaut: Alpha’ and ‘Juggernaut: Omega’ (2015) features a mature band whose members are not given to flaunting their individual prowess: impressive as Spencer Sotelo’s extensive vocal range and the intricate guitar harmonies may be, it is obvious that Periphery have matured into a band that appeals to more than just avid prog metal fans. (#GMM20)