During their stop in New Jersey on the second leg of the Sonic Unrest Tour, Periphery gave fans exactly what they’ve come to expect from the band; an impressively long set, flawlessly executed, from the instrumentation to Spencer Sotelo’s mind-blowing vocals.
The set started with “A Black Minute” from Juggernaut: Alpha, a track that starts out calm yet haunting, building with intensity as it progresses. The lighting complimented the mood of the song, with the band barely visible to the crowd, dimly lit with a blue glow. The dramatic conclusion of the song sparked a fury of strobe lights, finally illuminating the stage for the audience.
Next, the band transitioned right into “Stranger Things,” a seven and a half minute masterpiece from Juggernaut: Omega. The remainder of the set consisted of a majority of the band’s latest release, Periphery III: Select Difficulty. The softer “Lune” served as a perfect encore to end the night with its orchestral undertones, and the fact that it lends itself to epic sing-alongs. Fans left the venue already looking forward to their next tour.
All photos by Ali Brant Photography