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A pleasant surprise (and a possible indication of the future of Riverside).

When this wonderful band will release a new album? Because after what I heard on his album Anno Domini High Definition and now Memories In My Head I yearn for more news. Mariusz Duda (bass and vocals), Piotr Grudzinski (guitar), Peter Kozieradzki (drums) and Michał Łapaj (keyboards, Hammond organ and theremin) hit once again in this strange, but pleasant combination of progressive metal, psychedelic rock and atmospheric music.

Following in the footsteps of ADHD they continue to develop their new sound. but make no mistake: this is not a typical progressive metal album. In fact "metal" is the minimum that is here, from time to time heavy guitars arise for remind us the "true essence" of MiH , but the atmosphere created by the keyboards, the dynamics between the instruments and the long instrumental pasagens are a clear indication that Riverside is moving in a different direction.

The most interesting is the way the songs are presented: they have a clear connection, although this does not indicate that the album is one song, because the three songs each have their identity. I'm really divided, because no one is better than another, but all I can say about some tickets available here: keyboards of Łapaj remain the strong point, as the opening of Living in the Past (this guy is a worthy competitor to Jordan Rudess to the rank of best progressive metal keyboardist!) and Dudaīs bass provides incredible moments, especially in a particular section in Goodbye Sweet Innocence and the opening of the Forgotten Land. There isnīt a weak moment on this EP, and I'm really surprised!

5 stars for one of the highlights of 2011!

voliveira | 5/5 |


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