Best Periphery 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!

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

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.

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

Best song periphery has ever written. Mark Holcomb is a bloody genius.

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

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.

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

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

Got me into Periphery

Best song by far.

5 Marigold

This is the first song that I ever heard by Periphery which launched me into enjoying many more of their songs.

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 intro. The entire song is just a masterpiece.

6 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.

Oh dear god it never gets old!

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

7 The Walk

Completely mental, yet amazing.

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

That metal voice doe

8 Mile Zero

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

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

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

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 Light

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

Nice well composed song.

The Contenders
11 All New Materials
12 Erised

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

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.

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

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.

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

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?

15 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.

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.

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...

16 Make Total Destroy

The hell is this doing at 15? Listen to this song and you'll change your mind. It has beautiful headbang djent melodies and an amazing clean part in the middle which makes the song so memorable and enjoyable all round. This is #1 for me.

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!

Definitely best song. Period.

Purely just awesome!

17 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.

18 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/

19 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

20 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.

This song brought me into listening to Periphery. Great balance between rhythm, power and melody.

The riff at the beginning of the song is the most badass thing I've ever heard.

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

21 Have a Blast

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!

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

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

22 Buttersnips

The ending, so chilling!

So good to play it

23 Froggin' Bullfish
24 Absolomb

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

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.

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