"Prayer Position" by Periphery
Written by: Lexie
Edited by: Tori
TODAY, July 18th, Periphery released their new track "Prayer Position," (via Sumerian Records) for audiences to hear.
This song has a TON of energy and ferocity -- don't try to listen to it while sitting down! Considering the makeup of the song, there are intricate instrumentals and extremely powerful vocals. Both of these prominent qualities allow the song to shift in mood and tone between the verses and chorus, fluidly. While as a whole the song is mainly fierce and passionate, the chorus is comparatively more upbeat, as a nice groove kicks in. The power in the vocals and instrumentals equally drive and shape the overall sound, creating one entirely cohesive piece.
As a whole, I would have to rate this piece a 7 out of 10! While the verses felt monotone and lacked in dynamics, the guitars and chorus were attention-grabbing, and compensated for the song's weaknesses. Want to share your own thoughts? Check it out for yourself on YouTube, and let us know what you think! If you like what you hear, you can pre-order Periphery's upcoming album, "Periphery III: Select Difficulty" -- due to be released on July 22nd! Pre-orders are available on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and sumerianmerch.com!