Out Of Myself

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Riverside is a way of expressing reflections, dreams and fantasies through music. It is an idea for exposing emotions, for an escape from the grey or unnaturally overcoloured reality. It is music inspired by a time, a place, a thought and a word, a figment of their own and other people's imagination. It is joy and sadness, a whisper and a scream.

This young Polish band has created an emotional musical journey through dark and moody atmospheres that find kindred spirits in Porcupine Tree, Opeth, Anathema, and Pink Floyd. With a sound that encompasses prog, psychedelia, metal and even alternative rock, Riverside is poised to break through to a wider audience.

The gorgeous full color booklet, designed by award winning digital artist/graphic designer Travis Smith is the visual counterpart to Riverside's music, perfectly capturing the mystical spirit of "Out Of Myself".


Riverside has been invited to perform at NEARfest 2005. They will be the opening band on the 2nd day of the festival.

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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
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god this is soooo boring.plodding drek! bin it! review by frank c.
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
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This is gods way of saying prog. music is a gift....BR
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
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one of the best album ever made! Highly recommended!
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
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The current media spotlight in prog-metal falls on this amazing band from Poland. They are a cross between prog-metal, Pink Floyd, and Porcupine Tree. Once again, another defunct death metal band that found greener pastures when they gave up the Cookie Monster vocals. But to be honest, they are more of a progressive band than they are a prog-metal band as they straddle both sides effortlessly. A lot of that has to do with the amazing vocals and the Gilmour like guitar playing. The first track starts off like a Pink Floyd instrumental and the third track sounds like something from a Porcupine Tree album. The band even tosses in a couple of instrumental tracks in the form of "Reality Dream I & II". The album sounds so familiar and yet it never sounds derivative. An amazing debut that would be topped by their sophomore release.
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
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This and SBB introduced me to Polish music. I got this and SBB's first 4 shortly after. I instantly fell in love with the meloncholy guitar, melancholy vocals and lyrics, and the heavy bass, guitar and synthesizer/hammond/assorted spacy electronics perfectly blended in sections of heaviness along with sections of pure beautiful, acoustic melancholy. The growls are few and far between and aren't your typical "Cookie monster growls." They are more ends of emotional phrases that Mr. D seems to pour his spirit out in a gutteral and frantic outburst that I find perfect and emotional. Never have I liked growls. I love Opeth, but only one album truly, being "Damnation", because of the all clean vocals and Mr Wilsons Mellotron playing and mixing this album. This band has gone on to grow in leaps and bounds and I still come back to this album a lot. Often, I play the trilogy of the Rapid Eye series in order at night. Since this release, Poland has grown in leaps and bounds with excellent sounding old school/modernschool mixture's of prog and Riverside still leads the pact and sets the bar concerning new school prog bands in Poland only remaining behind the amazing SBB's first 6 releases because they snuck their music through the "Iron Curtain," and preceded Riverside by about 30 years. Excellent release that remains in my favorites racks right alongside Porcupine Tree's In Absentia, a mellower and different band more psychedelic and not as heavy, but of a similar genre. The vocalist/bassist/mult-instrumentalist/lyric writer, Mr. D sings with such passion only equaled by the wonderous tone and leads played by the lead guitarist. What I also like is the progressiveness and deepness of the lyrics. Pretty honest and emotional stuff. My current favorite Polish band followed very closely by early SBB.
Fri, 2010-10-22 07:07
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Really? All that? lol. This is much more simple than that, I think. Clearly not original (sounding just like their influences), and the melodies are just flat and boring. One emotion is reflected...sleep! But that isn't an emotion, is it?
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Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
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god this is soooo boring.plodding drek! bin it! review by frank c.
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
Rate: 
0
This is gods way of saying prog. music is a gift....BR
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
Rate: 
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one of the best album ever made! Highly recommended!
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
Rate: 
0
The current media spotlight in prog-metal falls on this amazing band from Poland. They are a cross between prog-metal, Pink Floyd, and Porcupine Tree. Once again, another defunct death metal band that found greener pastures when they gave up the Cookie Monster vocals. But to be honest, they are more of a progressive band than they are a prog-metal band as they straddle both sides effortlessly. A lot of that has to do with the amazing vocals and the Gilmour like guitar playing. The first track starts off like a Pink Floyd instrumental and the third track sounds like something from a Porcupine Tree album. The band even tosses in a couple of instrumental tracks in the form of "Reality Dream I & II". The album sounds so familiar and yet it never sounds derivative. An amazing debut that would be topped by their sophomore release.
Tue, 2010-06-08 09:57
Rate: 
0
This and SBB introduced me to Polish music. I got this and SBB's first 4 shortly after. I instantly fell in love with the meloncholy guitar, melancholy vocals and lyrics, and the heavy bass, guitar and synthesizer/hammond/assorted spacy electronics perfectly blended in sections of heaviness along with sections of pure beautiful, acoustic melancholy. The growls are few and far between and aren't your typical "Cookie monster growls." They are more ends of emotional phrases that Mr. D seems to pour his spirit out in a gutteral and frantic outburst that I find perfect and emotional. Never have I liked growls. I love Opeth, but only one album truly, being "Damnation", because of the all clean vocals and Mr Wilsons Mellotron playing and mixing this album. This band has gone on to grow in leaps and bounds and I still come back to this album a lot. Often, I play the trilogy of the Rapid Eye series in order at night. Since this release, Poland has grown in leaps and bounds with excellent sounding old school/modernschool mixture's of prog and Riverside still leads the pact and sets the bar concerning new school prog bands in Poland only remaining behind the amazing SBB's first 6 releases because they snuck their music through the "Iron Curtain," and preceded Riverside by about 30 years. Excellent release that remains in my favorites racks right alongside Porcupine Tree's In Absentia, a mellower and different band more psychedelic and not as heavy, but of a similar genre. The vocalist/bassist/mult-instrumentalist/lyric writer, Mr. D sings with such passion only equaled by the wonderous tone and leads played by the lead guitarist. What I also like is the progressiveness and deepness of the lyrics. Pretty honest and emotional stuff. My current favorite Polish band followed very closely by early SBB.
Fri, 2010-10-22 07:07
Rate: 
0
Really? All that? lol. This is much more simple than that, I think. Clearly not original (sounding just like their influences), and the melodies are just flat and boring. One emotion is reflected...sleep! But that isn't an emotion, is it?
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