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Periphery III: Select Difficulty

Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Periphery III Select Difficulty cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 22, 2016
GenreProgressive metal, djent, progressive metalcore
Length64:06
LabelSumerian, Century Media, Roadrunner
ProducerMisha Mansoor, Adam Getgood
Periphery chronology
Juggernaut: Omega
(2015)
Periphery III: Select Difficulty
(2016)
Periphery IV: Hail Stan
(2019)

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.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!7/10[4]
Rock Sound6/10[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.TitleLength
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.