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ANNO DOMINI HIGH DEFINITION

Riverside

 

Progressive Metal

4.21 | 942 ratings

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poslednijat_colobar
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1 stars Metal is everything... yes, but no!

Some months ago I have tried to listened to the album Anno Domini High Definition by Riverside. It doesn't worked for me then. I wrote a review about this album and it was very ironical and cynical. In fact, then I was very nervous and a couple of days I have asked a man of admin group to delete my review and rating about this album, because it's not objective. Meanwhile, two or three Riverside lovers sent me messages with not very kind words. After that, I decided not to write a review about Anno Domini High Definition immediately, because of lacking enough time. But I didn't forget I have to write it lately. And now, half an year later I'm again in front of this album and I'm quite determined to realize this dream!? ;) I found out there isn't matter how many times I'll listen to this album. I shan't like it even I listen to it 100 times.

What an interesting thing is the fate!? Once I have been in a bar with a friend of mine and we were arguing about music. I'm big fan of progressive music and don't like blues music. He's big fan of blues music and doesn't like progressive music. I told him progressive music contains great musicians and philosophers, great ideas, precision and so on. He told me all these things belong to blues music. He told me something else - there aren't feeling in progressive music; it's only a race or competition of technique between the bands. Of course, he's not so familiar with progressive music and I just laughed at him. When I listen to Anno Domini High Definition by Riverside I recall my mind with these words of him. He's little right about all these things, but obviously only about progressive metal and especially Riverside.

What we have here in this album? It has solid musicianship and nothing else. We have race, competition, we don't have feelings. This music was made full of sterility all around the album. There aren't almost any ideas and the songwriting is poor. Accurate example of meaningless. There isn't anything memorable. Most of the sound is programmed. I have to pay attention to the vocals. They are disgusting and looks like vocals made by fifteen years old absent-minded lad. Tthere are some attempts to resemble Prodigy, Amorphis even Deep Purple and so on, but even this doesn't help to the album. Everything sounds artificially. So I'm looking forward to the next Riverside album. For now not more than one little star! Mission completed!!!

poslednijat_colobar | 1/5 |

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