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. - GhostOfPerdition

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 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.

It took me a while, but this most listened to song out of the 300 or so I have. Combining that with the 15 minute length of the song, I've listened to it for a whole day in total.

V 11 Comments
3 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

Crazy good song vrother

V 3 Comments
4 The Walk

Completely mental, yet amazing. - GhostOfPerdition

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/

5 All New Materials

One of the best intros I've ever heard

6 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

7 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/

8 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. - GhostOfPerdition

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

9 Light

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

Your description fits every periphery song

Nice well composed song. - GhostOfPerdition

10 Marigold

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

Amazing intro. The entire song is just a masterpiece.

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

Instrumentaly this is their #1 song.

V 2 Comments

The Contenders

11 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.

Quite possibly the best song ever made but I don't know.

V 3 Comments
12 Make Total Destroy

Easily the best song by periphery

Definitely best song. Period.

Surprised this isn't higher

One of the most mindblowing djent riffs

V 2 Comments
13 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/

14 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

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!

V 4 Comments
15 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!

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

How is this not in the top 10? This is easily one of their best songs they ever created. - cjWriter1997

Incredible tune. Switches through entire genres throughout about 11 minutes. - Elijah_Cook

V 6 Comments
16 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.

V 2 Comments
17 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

18 Luck as a Constant

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...

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

19 Froggin' Bullfish

Amazing guitar riffs, Shows the extent of his vocal range

20 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.

V 1 Comment
PSearch List

Recommended Lists