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4.19 | 1055 ratings

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5 stars Loud.

This album stomps, shreds, drives, pummels, jackdrills and plows your interiors at given times, but it can also gently rocks you in Left Out..(into big strong arms though).Riverside is one of the youngest modern bands to be the father of many others, they already reached the state of almost-cult band in less than 5 years. Every year, many bands are trying this recipe to talk to the world, best amongst them Osada Vida and Votum.

Their blend of Titanium (abrasive) and Lithium (mood stabilizer) is a force to be reckoned with in the rock buisness, a powerful ace in the hole that blows away the sceptic in a few listens. Riverside is giving again the borderline anger/ despair approach, making them genuinely scary.The keyboard has never been more in front, with rythmic high-tek textures, deafening/ frightning segments (Hybrid Times) and a powerful Hammond sound. In fact, this album is the most powerful of all 4; not by the heavyness of the guitars, but by the cranked up mood it radiates. Better than Rapid Eye Movement, louder than any other but still as pumped.

There is a distinct sense of urgency in this record, making it the perfect unwinding record after a hard week.

Menswear | 5/5 |


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