Periphery at the Wedgewood Rooms, Southsea

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This tour marks ‘djent’-metallers Periphery’s first foray into the UK scene. Lead guitarist Misha Mansoor and his genre-defying cohorts have built up a phenomenal fanbase stateside so it only seems fair that they let Britain have a slice of their brand of extreme metal.

Coming along for the ride are UK acts Monuments and Tesseract, two more djent-based bands, which makes the tour name ‘The League of Extraordinary Djentlemen’ seem quite apt.

And extraordinary it was. Monuments and Tesseract were both fantastic, with Tesseract’s Deception and The Impossible proving to be a highlight. The lead singer of the latter sounds even better live than he does in the studio.

Periphery’s task as the headlining band is made slightly difficult thanks to one of their guitarists pulling out due to injury, but the fill-in does a great job. The band only have one LP to date so the majority of their set revolves around their debut.

Despite this, the band put on a great show. Songs like Buttersnips and Icarus Lives! set the venue alight.