With the coming of another year, we get another new Periphery track! It’s getting hard to keep track of all the singles they’ve released so far, but I guess with a double album, it makes sense to release double the amount of singles.
For today (January 6th), the band has released their title-track from Juggernaut: Alpha, and it follows in line with the lighter style the band was working for with the first half of the Juggernaut storyline. The track opens up with an 8-bit chiptune melody, that sounds like it was ripped straight off a cartridge. The tune creates a jumping off-point for the band to bust-in and do their thing, picking up where the tune would’ve left off. Although the layered guitars have weight to it, and the songs eventual break-down into more dark, edgy territory towards the end, it isn’t so much of a dark track. Stylistically, it’s a bit bi-polar, starting with the upbeat chiptune that sounds like you’re playing the first level of your favorite NES game, and ends with one that more sounds like the final boss music. It’s definitely an interesting track.
You can listen to Alpha here:
Not only did the band release this new track, but yesterday (January 5th), they released their profile for Misha Mansoor, which features him talking about how he feels about the new album and how he feels on the co-production with the Adam Getgood and the rest of the band.
You can check out his profile here: