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Live Review: Periphery & TesseracT @ Annandale Hotel – 30.07.11

12 Aug

With the Annandale Hotel sold out ahead of the big night, there was more than a little anticipation for this most ‘djenty’ of gigs. Headlined by two of the current forerunners of this new style people are calling ‘djent’, USA’s Periphery and the UK’s TesseracT (no, that’s not a typo) are both hot ticket items amongst the technical/progressive metal crowds. You can tell just by looking at the crowd streaming in through the doors that there’s something different going on.

For the uninitiated, djent (you pronounce it like you would the word gent, as in gentleman) combines the chugging down tuned riffage and technicality of Sweden’s Meshuggah with other elements like atmospheric interludes, clean vocals and other ingredients to create something entirely new. A slew of great new bands have popped up around the genre/scene since its inception and tonight’s show will showcase two of the best.

Sydney’s own As Silence Breaks opens up proceedings tonight, although sadly (or happily, depending on how you look at it) their style is a little more straight forward modern metal than the two bands following them. They play an admirable set of tunes to a decent response, although they’re not as tight as some of their riffs demand. Strong performances by both the singer and bassist prove an enjoyable watch.

Live Review and Gallery: Periphery and TesseracT @ Annandale – 30.07.11

05 Aug have just published my photos from the recent Periphery and TesseracT gig at the Annandale Hotel on Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. UK’s TesseracT and USA’s Periphery are two of the leading proponents of the new ‘djent’ scene/genre and played to a sold-out venue.

CLICK HERE or on the image below to view the image gallery of 40 shots at We’ll be re-posting the images onto our regular Flickr page in the next day or two and we’ll post a link to that gallery once the images are up. (UPDATE: CLICK HERE to view the images via our Flickr page – better quality)

Our review of the show is online NOW. You can read it at the AUreview by CLICKING HERE.

Periphery and TesseracT Live Photos (more…)