Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
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tiesthatbind
January 22nd 2013



7360 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

First impressions are pretty solid. Hopefully this grows on me a bit more but I generally dig the direction they took here.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
January 22nd 2013



6734 Comments


It will grow, you cant help it.

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013



8110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"It's emotional (as every Riverside album) and well executed. But there's no risk at all on this. ADHD
took a lot of risk and it succeded tremendously. This... is too safe..."

^^^^^This, except I'm not feeling the emotion as much

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2013



7162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I don't exactly say they experiment on this a lot. I was more concerned about their fans' expectations. This record is not really that safe considering they still add some new elements to their sound. I really like the fact that this album is different from ADHD. The bands that stick to their core sound all the time quickly get boring imo.

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MichaelSnoxall
January 22nd 2013



12163 Comments


I heard the single from this and wasn't feeling it. Maybe I should check the whole album.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2013



7162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

They're basically going in this direction on a couple of tracks, but there are also some mellower cuts you should dig if you're into their first two LPs.

MichaelSnoxall
January 22nd 2013



12163 Comments


I loved all their albums, even ADHD. I'll give this a go soon.

MichaelSnoxall
January 22nd 2013



12163 Comments


the album and song titles are all terribad though

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013



8110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

"I really like the fact that this album is different from ADHD. The bands that stick to their core
sound all the time quickly get boring imo."

I think ADHD was always going to be a one time thing, they weren't going to go all metal on the next 2
or 3 releases. True about the core sound bit, a prime example is Dream Theater, but ADHD definitely
wasn't their core sound, I think their first 3 are slight alterations of their core sound with ADHD
focusing heavily in the aggressive aspect of the bands sound, which is reasonably scattered across the
first 3 albums. They do have some new elements but they aren't really expanded on and I think overall
they play it too safely. Also I think the mix and mastering affects the impact the album could've had,
it sounds timid.

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013



8663 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Just got this in the post...

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CK
January 22nd 2013



4529 Comments


The album cover reminds me of Bergtatt a bit

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013



8663 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Second song is great

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013



8110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

The first songs actually enjoyable, some really good riffs, especially after "No I don't have a stomach ache" that bass riff doubled with the hammond organ is incredible.

bodiesinflight57
January 22nd 2013



866 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is pretty decent, but I wouldn't say it really does anything the band haven't done before, it just focuses more on certain elements. In that sense it is similar to ADHD (because that clearly focused on 'metal' elements, plus both have mostly awful lyrics) but it feels a lot more considered than that record I must say.

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013



8110 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

So much ADHD hate, *sigh.

Mariusz was always the band leader but I think his dominance music wise is much more evident on this
record than ever before, and thats not a good thing.

Gard3n
January 22nd 2013



271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I fail to see the metal in Riverside tbqh.

Also, another band that tries to sound retro, I blame on Mikael and Steven for that.

"Escalator Shrine" is boring, and suffers the same problem as the rest of the songs: they're all predictable, you know what's going to come next before you hear it. I guess that's what was so special with ADHD.

chambered99
January 22nd 2013



717 Comments


album has guitars and drums and a bass 4/5

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013



8663 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Deprived is the best song

Mad.
January 22nd 2013



2929 Comments


The lyrics, especially on Hyperactive are fucking awful, that's what put me off ADHD more than the musicianship... "it's just another day off my life"...

This album on the other hand - New Generation Slave and The Depth of Self-Delusion are great.

Gard3n
January 22nd 2013



271 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

ADHD still has better lyrics than any DT album, so...



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