Juggernaut: Alpha

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Juggernaut: Alpha
Juggernaut Alpha cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)
GenreProgressive metal, djent, progressive metalcore
Length41:25
LabelSumerian, Century Media, Roadrunner, Distort
ProducerPeriphery
Periphery chronology
Clear
(2014)
Juggernaut: Alpha
(2015)
Juggernaut: Omega
(2015)

Juggernaut: Alpha is the third studio album by the American progressive metal band Periphery. It's the first part of a double album, the second part of which is Juggernaut: Omega. The double album was released on January 27, 2015 by Sumerian Records.[1] Juggernaut: Alpha debuted at No. 22 on the U.S. Billboard 200.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84%[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
Exclaim!8/10[4]
Sputnikmusic4.0/5[5]
MetalSucks.net4.5/5 stars[6]

In a positive review for Exclaim!, Calum Slingerland wrote that "Alpha is the brighter and longer disc of the two, varied in its execution by walking a line between challenging, progressive moments and more accessible fare," citing "the soaring choruses and memorable hooks" of "Heavy Heart" and the record's title track that "highlight the group's increased incorporation of non-metal music."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics are written by Periphery; all music is composed by Periphery.

No.TitleLength
1."A Black Minute"4:16
2."MK Ultra"2:50
3."Heavy Heart"4:22
4."The Event" (instrumental)1:45
5."The Scourge"5:36
6."Alpha"5:31
7."22 Faces"3:52
8."Rainbow Gravity"4:39
9."Four Lights" (instrumental)2:18
10."Psychosphere"6:16
Total length:41:25

Credits[edit]

Writing, performance and production credits are adapted from the album liner notes.[7]

Personnel[edit]

Periphery[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Periphery – production
  • Spencer Sotelo – production (vocals only)
  • Adam "Nolly" Getgood – engineering, mixing
  • Taylor Larson – additional engineering (at Oceanic Recording)
  • Ernie Slenkovic – additional engineering (at Oceanic Recording)
  • Eric Emery – additional engineering (at Emery Recording Studios)
  • Ermin Hamidovic – mastering

Artwork and design[edit]

  • Justin Randall – cover illustration
  • Tim Swim – additional illustration
  • Daniel McBride – layout, design

Studios[edit]

  • Oceanic Recording – engineering
  • Emery Recording Studios – engineering
  • Top Secret Audio – mixing
  • Systematic Productions – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 22
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 49
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[10] 83
Japanese Albums (Oricon)[11] 111
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 41
UK Albums (OCC)[13] 43
UK Rock & Metal Albums (OCC)[14] 5
US Billboard 200[2] 22
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[15] 18
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[16] 3
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[17] 2
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[18] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Periphery Announce Two 'Juggernaut' Albums and North American Tour". Guitar World. 2014-11-05. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Periphery Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  3. ^ Juggernaut: Alpha at Metacritic
  4. ^ a b Slingerland, Calum (January 27, 2015). "Periphery Juggernaut: Alpha & Juggernaut: Omega". exclaim.ca. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Gerhart, Thompson D. (January 24, 2015). "Review: Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha". www.sputnikmusic.com. Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  6. ^ Rothmund, David Lee. "Review: Periphery's Juggernauts are Juggernuts". MetalSucks.net. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  7. ^ Juggernaut: Alpha (liner notes). Periphery. Century Media Records. 2015.CS1 maint: others (link)
  8. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Periphery – Juggernaut Alpha". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Periphery – Juggernaut Alpha" (in German). Hung Medien.
  10. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  11. ^ "ジャガーノート:アルファ - Periphery".
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  13. ^ "Periphery | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart.
  14. ^ "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  15. ^ "Periphery Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Periphery Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.
  17. ^ "Periphery Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  18. ^ "Periphery Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.

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