On December 3rd 2017 Periphery rolled through The Truman in Kansas City in support of their latest effort Periphery III : Select Difficulty with the Convergence Tour. Opening the night was local Kansas City favorite 34 who brought their raw power and talent to the stage showing why they are capable of opening for Periphery. Also in support was Astronoid, who also brought their mix of power and melodic tone. The band that brought everyone together for an amazing night of music, Periphery, showcased why there are one of the fastest rising bands in the country. Seriously, I have never heard their music once played on air in Kansas City, but I will say if it has it would during 98.9’s The Pit who actually gives metal a home even if it is for a short time, but Fritz, we thank you. My point being is that for a band with very little to no run in Kansas City brought in an almost capacity crowd to The Truman. The fans in attendance were ecstatic to get to see a band that they loved. Periphery’s melodic metal madness brought a blend of melody mixed with Spencer Sotelo’s gruff and clean vocals. Although I did hear some complaints though, and Periphery if you are reading this, BRING MORE MERCH. The Kansas City fans were left wanting. Yes, I know it was the end of the tour and it is always hard to gauge the amount of merch to bring on the road so we will give you a pass on that one. So, I just guess this means that you will just have to come back and either make KC an earlier stop on the tour or re-up on some of the product.
Photos by Amber Miller, Heavy Magazine photojournalist
Review by Ace Sims, Heavy Magazine journalist