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Riverside - Out Of Myself CD (album) cover




Progressive Metal

4.20 | 1051 ratings

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4 stars I have already reviewed Second Life Syndrome and Rapid Eye Movement from Riverside so very unlike the way I usually review a bands discography I have done it backwards. It doesn´t matter much in the case of Riverside as all three of their albums are very similar in sound and style. This doesn´t mean that there hasn´t been a development in their style, it´s just not that significant. It doesn´t matter to me though as I think all of their albums are excellent pieces of prog rock with metal tendencies.

Out of Myself is no exception to that. The music changes from melodic metal inspired pieces to more mellow prog rock pieces. It´s a nice mix even though I feel their metal riffs are a bit generic. Mariusz Duda is a real treat of a vocalist. He has a very personal style and he means a lot to the sound of Riverside. The Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree, Tool and Dream Theater influences are very clear, but it doesn´t mean that Riverside are clones. They mix all their influences into their own style.

Even though I like Rapid Eye Movement the best of their three albums, this one is definitely also an excellent addition to your prog rock collection. Don´t be fooled by the fact that Riverside is in the progressive Metal catagory, they are generally a very soft prog rock band. The metal only shines through few places on the album. 4 stars is a fair judgement here.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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