Periphery- Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal


Periphery released their sophomore album Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal in 2012. Periphery marked their arrival on the metal scene with vibrant and heavy music infused with technicality. Their self titled debut album made waves when it released, and for better or worse they have defined the “djent’’ sound.  PII showcases the band’s ability to create heavy palm muted riffs and combine them with a healthy dose of a poppy feel good atmosphere. Continue reading

The Raven That Refused To Sing – Steven Wilson


Not sure if super group or solo project

Never would you have ever dreamed of a lineup consisting of Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Asia), Marco Minnemann (also The Aristocrats, ex-Necrophagist) and Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield) coming together to belt tunes out, all to be mixed and produced by Alan Parsons (of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon fame). But heck, no one expected us to survive the Mayan Apocalypse of December 2012 either. So here we are, in 2013, with arguably one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Continue reading