Rock Song of the Week

One awesome, hand picked song from the world of rock and metal, showcased every week.

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28 Jun 2024

Periphery - Jetpacks Was Yes V2.0

appears on Icarus (2011)

We don’t get enough variety in our lives. Be it the 9-5 grind or the commutes to and from it, the spice of life more often than not turns out to be flour. But hey, at least I’m getting my five a day in, so my doctor can stop their complaining about that. Wait, what do you mean whiskey isn’t a vegetable? 

Not that everything is as boring/deeply whiskey-heavy as my nutritional intake. This is the point that Washingtonian prog metallers Periphery raise their hand in the classroom, and not to be excused to go to the bathroom. Not one for doing things the expected way, or indeed any way you might think of, they’re a band who are constantly slamming together styles, throwing things at the wall to see what sticks, and plugging new and interesting things into the normal. Progressive metal usually finds itself chock full of odd little synergies, but somehow whatever strangeness they strap together winds up hitting hard all the same. 

So let’s add a little seasoning to the grey stew of the work week for you with this, our genuine, bona fide Rock Song of the Week pick. Jetpacks Was Yes 2.0 might be the weirdest song title you see today, with a track to match, but rest assured and rock more assuredly that this is going to shake loose that dull day feeling and replace it with something much more energetic. Remember, djent is not a genre, kids!


(We've also included a link to the video for the original version, so technically this is a two for one deal. Don't say we don't care of you here at RSOTW!)

Posted by Eddie "always in the corner of your vision" Hull

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