I enjoyed the song itself, but have a question regarding the production style. It's very polished and computerized, for the lack of a better description- as if you're purposefully going for the sound of a tight, aggressive arrangement of sample-based drums and amp-modeled guitars. Do you see that kind of sound as something that is inherent to the genre that you play and Periphery as a band?
Polished we are going for, for sure! The drums are actually mostly natural, any reinforcement samples are just on certain parts or hits for consistency's sake. For the guitar tone we miked a zilla cab in a room and used an IR of that because it sounded exactly the same as miking it in real time (but was much less work/noise)
I'd say everything you are hearing is deliberate though, we worked very hard to get things to sound a certain way, and in the end we got the sound we wanted!
Spencer's vocals have really come a long way. I used to really dislike the timbre of his voice, but now he's always sounding good,changing up techniques throughout and putting a lot more feeling into it. Now he sounds like he's drawing from all kinds of influences like Protest the Hero, Slipknot, Coheed and Cambria, Devin Townsend and some others.
I'm really delighted that Periphery is really killing it now.
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