Periphery II: This Time It's Personal

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Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Periphery II, This Time Its Personal album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 3, 2012
Recorded2011-2012
GenreProgressive metal, djent, progressive metalcore
Length69:00
LabelSumerian, Century Media, Roadrunner
ProducerMisha Mansoor, Adam Getgood
Periphery chronology
Periphery
(2010)
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
(2012)
Clear EP
(2014)
Singles from Periphery II
  1. "Make Total Destroy"
    Released: June 5, 2012[1]
  2. "Scarlet"
    Released: February 20, 2013[citation needed]
  3. "Ragnarok"
    Released: October 3, 2013[citation needed]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4.5/5 stars[2]
Loudwire3.5/5 stars[3]
MetalSucks3.5/5 stars[4]

Periphery II: This Time It's Personal is the second album by the progressive metal band Periphery, released June 29, 2012[5] through Roadrunner Records Australia and July 3[6] through Sumerian in America. It is the first record by the band to feature new members Mark Holcomb and Adam "Nolly" Getgood, replacing Alex Bois and Tom Murphy on guitar and bass, respectively.

Promotion[edit]

On May 30, 2012, Periphery posted an album teaser featuring the intro track "Muramasa."[7] The album's first single, "Make Total Destroy," was released on iTunes Tuesday, June 5. On June 14, 2012, the band released the track "Scarlet" on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal channel. The official stream of the song was released on June 28 on Sumerian Records' YouTube channel.[8] The whole album was also streamed on Metal Hammer's website from June 29 for visitors to listen to.

Commercial performance[edit]

The album sold nearly 12,000 copies in its first week of release, reaching #44 on the Billboard 200 list.[9] In Canada, the album debuted at #89 on the Canadian Albums Chart.[10]

Accolades[edit]

It was ranked number 3 in Guitar World's "Top 50 Albums of 2012."[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Muramasa"2:51
2."Have a Blast" (Guthrie Govan guest solo)5:55
3."Facepalm Mute"4:54
4."Ji"5:15
5."Scarlet"4:09
6."Luck as a Constant"6:05
7."Ragnarok"6:36
8."The Gods Must Be Crazy!"3:38
9."Make Total Destroy"4:27
10."Erised" (John Petrucci guest solo)6:13
11."Epoch" (Instrumental)2:11
12."Froggin' Bullfish"5:06
13."Mile Zero" (Wes Hauch guest solo)5:31
14."Masamune"6:09
Total length:69:00

Limited Edition Bonus Tracks[edit]

No.TitleLength
15."Far Out" (Instrumental)3:34
16."The Heretic Anthem" (Slipknot cover)3:49

Personnel[edit]

Guest musicians

Production

  • Misha "Bulb" Mansoor – producer
  • Adam "Nolly" Getgood – producer
  • Taylor Larson – engineering, mixing
  • Will Donnelly – additional engineering
  • Logan Mader – mastering
  • Randy Slaugh – string arrangement and production (on "Have a Blast")
  • Ken Dudley – engineer[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Periphery Make Total Destroy (Single)". Spirit of Metal. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Todd Lyons. "Periphery – Periphery II: This Time It's Personal Review". About.com. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Liz Ramanand (July 9, 2012). "Periphery, ‘Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal’ – Album Review". Loudwire. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Friday, July 6th, 2012 at 1:20pm by Sammy O'Hagar (2012-07-06). "Periphery Ii: This Time It'S Personal: A Periphery Review Without The Word "Djent." Wait, Shit". MetalSucks. Retrieved 2012-08-02.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Gwynne, Thom (2012-05-30). "Periphery II Announced! | Roadrunner Records Australia". Au.roadrunnerrecords.com. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  6. ^ "Sumerian Records". Sumerian Records. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  7. ^ "Sumerian Records". Sumerian Records. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  8. ^ "Periphery – Scarlet (NEW SONG!)". YouTube. 2012-06-18. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  9. ^ "PERIPHERY: 'II: This Time It's Personal' Cracks U.S. Top 50". Blabbermouth.Net. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  10. ^ "CANOE – JAM! Music – SoundScan Charts". Jam.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
  11. ^ "Guitar World's Top 50 Albums of 2012". NewBay Media, LLC. 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  12. ^ "Clients " " Cottonwood StudiosCottonwood Studios". Cottonwoodstudios.net. Retrieved 2012-08-02.