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Artist:

Riverside

Album:

Second Life Syndrome

Year: 2005
Format: CD
Label: InsideOut
Genre: [Modern Art Rock/Atmospheric Metal/Psychedelic Rock/Alternative Rock]
Overall Rating: 9.0
Music: 9.0
Production: 9.0


Atmospheric, emotionate, a mix of art rock and metal with dark tones - finally... Riverside has come up with a follow-up to last year's "Out of Myself". Having heard their debut album, my expectations were rather high regarding Second Life Syndrome. Fortunately it manages to maintain the high level of quality, as the Polish band has progressed even further with their art. One of the most noticeable changes on this album compared to the debut is the change of keyboardist - Jacek Melnicki was replaced by Michal Tapaj, whose elegant keyboard parts create most the atmosphere.

Although Second Life Syndrome introduces some new sides of Riverside, it still remains true to what impressed me the most on their debut: touching vocals, airy guitar leads and strong atmosphere. As on the debut, Mariusz Duda's voice is especially good, and this time 'round he introduces a new rougher side of his singing... at times the dynamic range of the music is fortified by a grunt.

The atmospheric details of this record come across effortlessly, since both the mix and mastering have been handled by rather talented studio engineers. In case you still haven't checked out Riverside, be sure to do so now... you won't regret it.

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- MAGE (November 27th, 2005)



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LINE-UP:
Duda, Mariusz: Vocals, Bass
Grudzinski, Piotr: Guitar
Kozieradzki, Piotr: Drums
Lapaj, Michal: Keyboards
Producer: Unavailable
Mixing by: Unavailable
Mastering by: Unavailable
TRACKLIST:
Riverside - Second Life Syndrome  CD  Cover Image
01. After
02. Volte-Face
03. Conceiving You
04. Second Life Syndrome
05. Artificial Smile
06. I Turned You Down
07. Reality Dream III
08. Dance with the Shadow
09. Before

Length: 63:39
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