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Riverside - Second Life Syndrome CD (album) cover




Progressive Metal

4.26 | 1585 ratings

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5 stars At the begining I though that Riverside is a band of one good debut album. They surprised me! Second Life Syndrome is better than excellent Out Of Myself. This is second part of Reality Dream Trilogy and it is very similar to OOM. However now it is less progressive rock, but more progressive metal. All is more considered.

1. After - it's a good, dark and short introduction.

2. Volte-face - the best progmetal piece which i've ever heard. Many genious riffs and some good solos.

3. Conceiving you - beautiful ballad, beautiful Grudziński's solo.

4. Second Life Syndrome is a quintessence of Riverside's style. 15 min. long composition (Title track) has all what they showed us before and some more ideas. Definition of word Riverside.

5. Artificial Smile - solid metal riff. Heavy side of Riverside.

6. I Turned You Down - interesting melancholic piece.

7. Reality Dream III - instrumental metal song with dramatic solos of Grudziński and Łapaj.

8. Dance with the Shadow - the most expanded song (without SLS) with ideal end.

9. Before - fantastic ending of this masterpiece. At the begining it's slow, dark song, but at the end heavy riff with horrible scream of Duda end it with shudders on shoulders.

yarcus | 5/5 |


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