The Bad Thing
Omega is the second installment of Periphery's two-part concept album titled Juggernaut. As with many of the concept albums to emerge from the realms of heavy metal, the actual storyline is damn near impossible to discern. In interviews leading up to their release, the band warned fans of this by repeatedly uttering words like "complex" and "dense." But all is good because what the Periphery listening experience really boils down to is getting lost in their labyrinthine fusion of progressive metal, djent and screamo. More than anything else, Omega (as well as Alpha) is a total sonic journey.