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5 stars Riverside's new album's single Celebrity Touch isn't anything as the rest of the songs in this disc. I highly recommend ignoring this song before actually listening to the whole album. Shrine of New Generation Slaves is on par with the very best Riverside has released. It's a combination of Second Life Syndrome with Memories in My Head. They've employed a new combination of hard rock with atmospheric progressive music and delivered a well thought out interesting album that has many layers to it. I'll go ahead and rank it as one of the best efforts the band has pulled. I just wished they had more exposure so that they would've come near to my town and watch them live. Highlights in the album include the opener "New Generation Slave", sounding a little bit as old 70's rock in a sort of strange way. "We Got Used to Us" Is a continuation of a previous ballad, which I don't remember quite well. "Deprived" Has an awesome atmosphere with great bass lines to go along the great instrumentation by the rest of the musicians. "Feel Like Falling" is also a great song that should be a favorite. And of course, the 13 minute epic "Escalator Shrine" that sounds straight out of their previous progressive efforts. I'm looking forward to more spins.
juanvalverde | 5/5 |


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