Best Periphery Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 Icarus Lives!

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

Killer riffs, lush vocals.

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!

2 Scarlet

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

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

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

3 Racecar

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.

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.

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.

4 Reptile

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

Best song by far.

Got me into Periphery

Outstanding song!

5 Marigold

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.

Amazing intro. The entire song is just a masterpiece.

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

6 The Walk

Completely mental, yet amazing.

That metal voice doe

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

Yeah such a headbanging song...m/

7 Mile Zero

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

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

Your description fits every periphery song

Nice well composed song.

9 Zyglrox

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

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

One of the best intros I've ever heard

12 Erised

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

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

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

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

13 Jetpacks Was Yes

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.

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

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

14 Alpha

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

Easily the best song by periphery

Definitely best song. Period.

Surprised this isn't higher

Purely just awesome!

16 Letter Experiment

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

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


18 The Bad Thing

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

19 Luck as a Constant

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

It's not lucky then...

20 Have a Blast

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

Has something euphoric in it. In my opinion the best periphery song.

21 Froggin' Bullfish

Amazing guitar riffs, Shows the extent of his vocal range

22 It’s Only Smiles

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

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.

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

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

24 22 Faces

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 Alpha, hands down.

The chorus man, THE CHORUS!

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

25 Remain Indoors
26 One (Metallica Cover)
27 Stranger Things

Spencer's vocal work on this is delicious, and the blend between Melody and Heaviness is perfect. My only knock is "no guitar solo"

One listen and you'll get it

28 Satellites

An amazing album closer. Love it.

Should be WAYYYY higher

29 Buttersnips

So good to play it

The ending, so chilling!

30 Ji
31 Ragnarok

This song in its simplest form is a story. It starts dark, angry and aggressive, then suddenly the clouds move and the 'Somewhere in Time' movement comes through. The first movement is full of rage and increasingly becomes more and more aggressive as the instruments are 'pounded'. Once the rage is calmed, the emotional finale breaks through. A drastic change but it forces an emotive serge in you. To finish the'symphony', a the Capo is introduced but a calmer variation. This song can only be described as a masterpiece.

Absolutely underrated

The opening groove way to good for this song to be 28. This is a top 10 song. There’s no denying that

Oh god this song is definitely underrated!
I'm so SHOCKED!? This song's gotta be in the top 5! The part after 2:20 makes me FLY!
And the godly note by spencer at the end of this, god, makes me pee.
"... To ourSELVEES" :D

32 The Parade of Ashes

This is a great song! I heard the first time this morning and I have listened to it more then 50 times!

This song is sick

Why isn't this on spotify? This is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard in my life.

33 Facepalm Mute
34 Pale Aura

I'm not into prog metal. I listen to good music from whatever genre people suggest, and try to adjust to their style. I can't claim to be a person who knows good music, but I do have some knowledge of music, starting from a young age, and a good sense of rhythm. So this friend of mine suggested this band Periphery to me, and I respected his opinions, he's kind of a genius. So I checked out the band, but never really got to it. I mean, it's a great band, and they make good stuff, but just not what got me in. Every song other than Jetpack Was Yes got deleted, and that stayed until 2014, when I was just going through Wikipedia and saw these guys were releasing a new album, and that was incidentally the very day. So I hit Pale Aura on random.

That stayed for a few weeks. I usually go with whatever random song comes on shuffle. I liked the song, but did not think it was something amazing. I'm sure a lot of guys can relate to listening to a song for the first time, thinking it was ...more

I have to say that Periphery has become top 5 favorite bands. Their music and writing styles are absolutely captivating. Although Mile Zero is by far my favorite song and composition, this song is definitely my second favorite. As amazing as Misha is, Mark's writing style is so much more in line with my musical tastes. I feel like it has so much more depth and feeling. Pale Aura is definitely my second favorite song by Periphery and arguably one of their best efforts overall.

Way better than the overrated crap that is currently at the top of the list.

That intro guitr riff just fills you with energy!
Amazing song throughout!

35 The Summer Jam
36 Priestess

That chorus gets stuck in my head constantly! This may be my favorite from Juggernaut Omega.

Very underrated song by them. I love the acoustic guitar in this song.

37 Flatline
38 The Way the News Goes

According to me it should be at least in the top 20. It is not much of metal stuff. But it still is very progressive being quite soft than the other songs.

39 Feed the Ground

Maybe not as progressive or metal as some of these songs but an amazing song to sing along to and growl to.

Amazing song has it all

40 The Gods Must Be Crazy!

This song deserves much better ratings

Love the lyrics of this song, most underrated song in my opinnion!

41 Passenger

Number one. Always

42 Masamune

This is my favourite periphery song, it is criminally underrated. It is the third and final part to the somewhere in time trilogy and features some of Spencers best screaming and quite possibly the heaviest periphery moment in their catalogue.

This song is so underrated. This song is heavy and that last part just kills!

Just take away all the numbers there all good!

Such an epic and powerful song to end the P2 Album. Definitely higher than 40

43 Heavy Heart

Best chorus ever

Most easily the best song in the newly realeased periphery album. I know this is top 10 material.

44 The Price is Wrong
45 Extraneous
46 Muramasa

An amazing starting song for a overall outstanding album.

Can't believe I have to ADD muramasa to the list! Where are u, periphery fans?

47 Frak the Gods
48 Rainbow Gravity

Crazy... such fun to listen to! And the riffs...

49 Graveless
50 Hell Below
8Load More
PSearch List