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Riverside - Out Of Myself CD (album) cover




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4.20 | 1079 ratings

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4 stars I was browsing around on PA the other day and noticed that there was this band that was getting big time reviews on both of their albums. Of course i am talking about Riverside and well i got courious at how they sound. So i go to their website and found some Mp3s and decided to listen to both Reality Dream and Loose Heart. Well i'll admit i was expecting to hear just another band that does nothing but scream all day and has no music taste and well BY GOLLY I'M GLAD I WAS WRONG!!!! holy crap i've never heard a band quite like Riverside as they have such a sound combing that with some atomoshperic sounds and emotion combing that with a grand prog metal sound which is brilliant. and when i'm talking about emotion i'm not talking about this emo crap that talks about how much they hate there lives these guys do it the right way. I needed to get these albums so finally i got Out of Myself on Ebay and i was blown away at first spin how awesome this band is. The songs are tremendous with great progressive rockers like The Same River, Out of Myself, The Curtain Falls. Great Mellow and melodic tracks like Loose Heart which i'll admit was quite surprised at how heavy it got at the end along with some added screams, I Believe, In Two Minds, OK. But what i really love is both Reality Dream 1 and 2 HOLY CRAP these are possibly two of the best instrumentals i've ever heard i would be gracious enough to compare these songs with great instrumentals like, Stream of Consciousness, YYZ, and even Metallica's Orion. Now here's my in put on the band members what i can say they are all sick musicians. The lead vocalist/bassist/acoustic player Mariusz Duda is a great frontman for the band as his clean vocals are tremendous and remind me alot at times of Steven Wilson and Mikael Akerfelt. But at times when he is doing some screams it really does remind me of Daniel Gildenlow from POS which is a big plus from me. Now as a player he impresses me how much he puts into the bass and sing at the same time because he so good at it. with great bass leads and awesome solos in such tracks like Reality Dream he is definitely a player that should be recognized. Piotr Grudzinski really surprised me on this album as he is an awesome guitarist cause i thought he was gonna be this lazy guitarist that just plays these moronic solos that don't mean jack but dude i was wrong this guy rocks and he isn't afraid to stret his stuff because not only can he shred with the best but he also is great using alot of emotion to his style. Piotr Kozieradzki man what a great drummer he is just so tight with the band and he has got some killer fills. plus his drum intro to RD 2 is freakin awesome i will say if i wanted to be a very tight drummer i wanna be like him cause he is awesome. Jacek Melnicki reminds me alot of POS keyboardist because of his use to make great background effects to add a nice punch but he also has a few synth solos that will make you go man he is really good. So overal Awesome Cd high recommend it to fans that love bands like Pain of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, Opeth, or even Tool because these guys definitely have some similar traits to these bands.
Progdrummer05 | 4/5 |


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