Best Periphery Songs

OK, they only have 1 album, but here are the top ten songs...

The Top Ten

1 Icarus Lives! Icarus Lives! Cover Art

Amazing vocals. Guitar is just brutal all the way through. I listen to this song everyday. Its simply put as what it is... BADASS!

Very powerful song, I like the riff in the intro that explain in all the song like a tree branch!

So cool and the drumming is phenomenal!

Killer riffs, lush vocals.

2 Scarlet Scarlet Cover Art

Why is this not number 1? One of the most exciting and fun songs they've made, along with being the song that basically cemented Mark's place in the band.

It's better than icarus live just because the vocals are great, one thing that the "number one" has not

One of the best songs, it is rated so low because the album is newer, but this song is beast!

Soon as the guitars kick in you just wanna throw yourself to the wall. Pure awesomeness!

3 Racecar Racecar Cover Art

Used to definitely think Insomnia or The Walk was their best, but now after listening to Racecar some more, I'm convinced entirely that this is the best song that Periphery has on their debut. One of their all time best as well, it is expertly structured and executed.

The song that Periphery should and most likely will be remembered for in the long run. It's as someone said already- a prog metal masterpiece. It contains everything that one would want in such a song.

Absolutely amazing song! Epic as all hell, and extremely progressive. Great riffs and a killer solo from Jeff Loomis of Nevermore to top it all off! Best Periphery song hands down.

This is probably the most progressive and well composed song they've ever written and probably ever will write. A true masterpiece in its own right.

4 Reptile Reptile Cover Art

It's pretty much Omega 2.0 but more groovy and dare I say... more heavy?

Got me into Periphery

Best song by far.

Amazing song

5 Marigold Marigold Cover Art

That part where he comes in after the calm with "I guess I'll just leave things the way they are! " gets me every time.

All around solid song. Melodic but heavy. Music is a little interesting but not in a bad way.

Amazing vocals and guitar, giving this 16th place is an insult

Amazing intro. The entire song is just a masterpiece.

6 The Walk The Walk Cover Art

It has such great lyrics. its too bad that you can't even make out what he is saying

Completely mental, yet amazing.

That metal voice doe

Yeah such a headbanging song...m/

7 Mile Zero Mile Zero Cover Art

New song, but excellent. Riffs of excellence and great vocals make this song on this list

Smooth going song.. ! A couple of drops... But it should be up there in the top tens!

First song I heard by Periphery. Get chills every time I hear it.

I think they made a messed up this song has a 0 behind the 1

8 Light Light Cover Art

Such emotions attached to a song. Epic vocals. Impossible drumming. Powerful guitars.

Your description fits every periphery song

Nice well composed song.

9 Zyglrox Zyglrox Cover Art

This song is the best! And this song has too many insane riffs that will melt your mind! M/ periphery at its best m/

10 Omega Omega Cover Art

The best progressive metal song ever written. Starting out with a well written piano solo, the song begins unfolding the tale of the omega. The song tells a beautiful story with an unforgettable climax. It has a soul lifting chord progression filled with Spencer's incredible singing. Shortly follows is a depression inducing breakdown that chills to the bone. Laced throughout the song are odes to other songs from both albums (notably Alpha). Of course it flows perfectly into the last song of the album, beginning how it started with an erie/uncertain melody. The most well written Periphery song to date in terms of overall cohersion and execution. It is written very well to the strengths of the individual players. I still get goosebumps each time the climax approaches. Give it a few spins if you haven't already!

This is one of the greatest masterpieces in metal in my opinion. It has everything: beautiful cleans and jazz-like instrumentals, crazy solos, and most of all, riffs and breakdowns that are so heavy they can bend spacetime. I can not put into words how incredibly well-written this song is.

Much much much heavier than alpha (especially the first three minutes or so) so if you put these two songs together they are so amazing

Such an awesome song, great musicality amazing, my favourite along with The Bad Thing and Racecar

The Contenders

11 All New Materials All New Materials Cover Art

One of the best intros I've ever heard

12 Erised Erised Cover Art

Oh come on! John Petrucci guest solo on this track, and it's down at no. 19?

The best solo outro ever! How can this be so low. Underrated

This is a much better track than Icarus Lives. Must Be In Top 5... !

The lyrics are pretty good with some good riffs to boot.

13 Jetpacks Was Yes Jetpacks Was Yes Cover Art

When I first started getting into Periphery, this song was my absolute favourite, and it in fact it still is. Definitely the best song to ease into periphery.

I always go for the rhythm and tune. My second favorite is "Have A Blast". And then "Alpha".

A different approach, it payed off. One of Periphery's most popular songs.

14 Alpha Alpha Cover Art

I'm guessing people aren't voting for this because its considered commercial? It's their catchiest song in my opinion, let me put it that way, because technically stuff like Racecar is by far superior.

Yes but have you guys heard the second half?

This should be number one

La mejir cancion de periphery, tanto alpha como omega son sus mejores discos

15 Make Total Destroy Make Total Destroy Cover Art

I'm sure no one has listened to this song.
God, what an amazing song this is! Awesome vocals, unbelievable drums and amazing vocals!
This needs to be in the top 5!

Easily the best song by periphery

Definitely best song. Period.

Surprised this isn't higher

16 Letter Experiment Letter Experiment Cover Art

Brilliant song! I love Icarus lives.. But in my humble opinion, this is any day better!
Hats off to Misha and Periphery! M/
This is what real djent/progressive metal is about!
The middle section where the harmony comes in just gives me goosebumps.. (the melodic part).. And the vocals during the end of the song, well that's just pushing the limit.. And aah, the guitar solo.. *love* m/

17 Insomnia Insomnia Cover Art

Seriously one of Periphery's best songs. Everything about this screams awesome. It's more complex than Zyglrox, has better clean sections than Racecar (Might be considered blasphemy but oh well) and portrays the diversity of the band in one song, instead of one album.

Good intro to the album

Blasphemy!

18 Luck as a Constant Luck as a Constant Cover Art

Amazingly put together song, amazing solo at the end. The part where he goes “collecting through the sheets” is so short yet so so sweet.

The perfect blend of simplicity and technicality. The simple intro... The fast riffs... The vocals... The catchy chorus... And then Jake's epic solo... This song needs to be in the top ten.

This is a top 10 song easily. There is so much variety of music in one song; plus the guitar solo is amazing

Clean to heavy, then heavy to clean... Then into epicness...

19 The Bad Thing The Bad Thing Cover Art

Just absolutely brilliant. The guitar is amazing. The vocals are badass. The solo kicks ass. This is one of the best progressive metal songs ever made and the bands best song yet.

Best track off both Juggernauts hands down. Slow, chugging, heaviness.

If you wanna be a thug you gotta crank up the chug.

How this song is not in the top 10 is beyond me

20 Have a Blast Have a Blast Cover Art

This songs is packed with loads of sick riffs and a sick solo by guthrie. I used to love scarlet and Luck as a constant when I first heard P2, but after hearing the entire album for more than 50 times (p2 is my most heard periphery album to date), it's safe to say have a blast is my absolute favourite. Well to be fair, I love every single pieces on P2. I consider it a music masterpiece that is even above rust in peace!

The riffs in this song are just astonishing, I love this song deserves number 2 in my opinion after Racecar

I'm so surprised this isn't on the list.. It would be on my top 3 for sure.
Periphery forever m/

Definitely my favorite Periphery song! I'm surprised this didn't even hit top ten

21 Froggin' Bullfish Froggin' Bullfish Cover Art

Amazing guitar riffs, Shows the extent of his vocal range

22 It’s Only Smiles It’s Only Smiles Cover Art

This song fools you by starting off happy and cheery, and then as it goes on the facade falls and it reveals the heartbreak and pain underneath this song. Their only song to make me cry every time.

23 Absolomb Absolomb Cover Art

I always believed that Icarus Lives was the best song that they ever wrote and was pretty adamant about it until I heard this song.
This song is what I listen to every single day.
From the modal changes and orchestral arrangement to the guitar riffs and solos to the vocals, everything is beautifully composed. And the bass intro MAN IS IT AWESOME! This intro is what pushed me to pick up and learn the bass.
Truly a masterpiece.

This song epitomizes Periphery: a Bulb-style, rhythmically complex intro (that is also quite djenty), seamless transitions from heavy to soft, perfectly-placed hits by Matt, 3 unique solos played by each of the 3 guitar powerhouses, and transcendent harmonies and chord changes over Spencer's lush yet passionate singing. I truly believe that this song is the pinnacle of Spencer's singing (as of October 2017).

The ending, however, is what keeps me coming back to this song so often. Incorporating a massive-sounding string orchestra in a way that I believe doesn't shock metal fans but rather captivates them further proves that all 6 members have songwriting skills beyond many other djent artists. But even more, I am in awe of how they made the ending in their own style rather than in the style of classical orchestral music. I am not referring as much to the notes that are being played, but rather more to the entire song structure - the ending comes after a monumental 5 minutes of ...more

Its only down in this list, because its new. I believe, it's the best Periphery song.

24 22 Faces 22 Faces Cover Art

This song is one of the strongest songs on the Juggernaut albums. The buildups are engaging, the hard-hitting choruses are incredibly climactic, and the guitar solo is very memorable.

Best song on Juggernaut, but great album (s), so not the best by much!

Best song on Alpha, hands down.

The chorus man, THE CHORUS!

25 Remain Indoors Remain Indoors Cover Art
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