Riverside Shrine Of New Generation Slaves
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NocteDominum
January 22nd 2013


7218 Comments


It will grow, you cant help it.

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013


12561 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


7517 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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greg84
Staff Reviewer
January 22nd 2013


7517 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.

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013


12561 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


10421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Just got this in the post...

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CK
January 22nd 2013


5996 Comments


The album cover reminds me of Bergtatt a bit

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013


10421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Second song is great

OmairSh
January 22nd 2013


12561 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


870 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


12561 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


392 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


889 Comments


album has guitars and drums and a bass 4/5

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013


10421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Deprived is the best song

Mad.
January 22nd 2013


4430 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


392 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

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

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013


10421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

New Generation Slave for me has slightly weak lyrics as well, and the groove of Feel Like Falling doesn't work very well. Deprived and Escalator Shrine are a brilliant combo though

Mad.
January 22nd 2013


4430 Comments


DT being...?

johnnydeking29
January 22nd 2013


10421 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Dream Theater

NocteDominum
January 22nd 2013


7218 Comments


SONGS is still so good.



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