Periphery III: Select Difficulty

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Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Periphery III Select Difficulty cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released July 22, 2016
Genre Progressive metal, djent, metalcore
Length 64:06
Label Sumerian, Century Media, Roadrunner
Producer Misha Mansoor, Adam Getgood
Periphery chronology
Juggernaut: Omega
(2015)
Periphery III: Select Difficulty
(2016)
Periphery IV: Hail Stan
(2019)
Singles from Periphery III
  1. "The Price Is Wrong"
    Released: May 25, 2016
  2. "Flatline"
    Released: June 24, 2016
  3. "Marigold"
    Released: July 8, 2016

Periphery III: Select Difficulty is the fifth album by the progressive metal band Periphery, released July 22, 2016.[1] The opening track, "The Price Is Wrong", was nominated for Best Metal Performance in the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[2] It is the last album the band released on Sumerian Records. It is also the last album to feature bassist Adam "Nolly" Getgood as an official member of Periphery before he left the band in 2017, though he still returned on Periphery IV: Hail Stan to produce, engineer, and mix the album, in addition to contributing final bass parts.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
Exclaim! 7/10[4]
Rock Sound 6/10[5]

Writing for Exclaim!, Calum Slingerland praised the band's "drive to keep exploring out of their stylistic box". In a review for "Prog Sphere", Stefan Andonov states that: “Select Difficulty is by far their most diverse album, they have grown and have found a way to combine complex sounding vibe with the popular one.” [6]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "The Price Is Wrong" 3:57
2. "Motormouth" 4:50
3. "Marigold" 7:20
4. "The Way the News Goes..." 5:04
5. "Remain Indoors" 6:10
6. "Habitual Line-Stepper" 6:52
7. "Flatline" 5:51
8. "Absolomb" 7:44
9. "Catch Fire" 3:54
10. "Prayer Position" 4:37
11. "Lune" 7:47
Total length: 64:06

Personnel

Periphery

Production

  • Misha "Bulb" Mansoorproduction
  • Adam "Nolly" Getgood – mixing, engineering
  • Ermin Hamidovic – mastering
  • Taylor Larson – vocal production
  • Spencer Sotelo – vocal production
  • Jason Richardson – additional vocal tracking
  • Pete Adams – additional vocal tracking
  • Randy Slaugh – live orchestra, choir production, engineering
  • Ken Dudley – orchestral sessions mixing

Additional personnel

  • Emily Rust – violin
  • Cymrie Van Drew – violin
  • Megumi Terry – violin
  • Caryn Bradley – viola
  • Kelsey Clegg – viola
  • Clayton Wieben – viola
  • Chris Morgan – cello
  • Robert Willes – cello
  • Adam Heyen – French horn
  • Tyler Arndt – trumpet
  • Tom Francis – bass trombone
  • Austin Bentley – choir
  • Tiffany Yeates – choir
  • Jonathan Allred – choir
  • Randy Slaugh – choir
  • Eric Slaugh – choir
  • Jeffrey Slaugh – choir
  • Hayley Malesich – choir
  • Kelsey Clegg – choir
  • Clayton Wieben – choir
  • Taylor Larson – choir
  • Emily Piriz – choir
  • Nick Day – choir
  • Jake Bowen – choir

Charts

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[7] 8
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 42
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[9] 86
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[10] 139
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[11] 22
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[12] 39
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[13] 102
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[14] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 43
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 57
US Billboard 200[17] 22

References

  1. ^ "Periphery Announces 'Select Difficulty' Album, 'Sonic Unrest' U.S. Tour". Blabbermouth.net. 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  2. ^ "2017 Grammy Awards: Complete list of nominees". latimes.com. 2016-12-06. Retrieved 2016-12-06.
  3. ^ "Periphery III: Select Difficulty by Periphery". Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  4. ^ Slingerland, Calum (July 26, 2016). "Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty". Exclaim!. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Haridimou, Candice (July 21, 2016). "PERIPHERY – 'PERIPHERY III: SELECT DIFFICULTY'". Rock Sound. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Andonov, Stefan (August 1, 2016). "Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty". Prog Sphere. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  7. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Periphery – III - Select Difficulty". Hung Medien. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Periphery – III - Select Difficulty" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ultratop.be – Periphery – III - Select Difficulty" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Periphery – III - Select Difficulty" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  11. ^ "Periphery: III - Select Difficulty" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved July 31, 2016.
  12. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Periphery – III - Select Difficulty" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  13. ^ "Periphery – III - Select Difficulty". oricn ME inc. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  14. ^ "NZ Heatseekers Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 1, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  15. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Periphery – III - Select Difficulty". Hung Medien. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  17. ^ "Periphery Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 2, 2016.


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