Periphery is known for their innovative style that combines elements from different genres such as progressive metal, djent, metalcore and experimental music. Technically demanding guitar riffs, complex rhythms and complex song structures are their trademark. The band is often credited with pioneering the djent genre, which is characterized by rhythmic riffs, low-tuned guitars and a particular style of guitar playing.
The progressive metal band from the United States was formed in 2005 in Bethesda, Maryland. The group consists of Misha Mansoor (guitar), Jake Bowen (guitar), Matt Halpern (drums), Spencer Sotelo (vocals), Mark Holcomb (guitar) and Adam "Nolly" Getgood (bass, production).