Second Life Syndrome
Release date: October 31st 2005
InsideOut Music
Target Distribution
Progressive Metal
Rating: 85/100
Reviewed by:
Kenn Jensen
October '05

From out of nowhere Riverside rose up from the ashes with last years "Out of Myself". An album that catapulted Riverside to new dimensions, and got them a gig at last years ProgPower festival in Holland. Their performance there and the buzz surrounding the band let to InsideOut Music picking them up...

Now they are ready with the second part of a trilogy, and their first album on the InsideOut label. "Second Life Syndrome" continues where the debut album left us, with some very well crafted dark and atmospheric metal songs with touches once more of Porcupine Tree and Opeth. The songs on this album are a tad harder and darker, than the ones on the debut album.

This album has everything a fan of modern art rock is looking for - from dark atmospheric waves of sounds, to psychedelic guitar soli, groovy rhythms, wonderful keyboard fills and a vocalist, who sings with a lot of emotion... what more can you ask for...?

Riverside has created a wonderful piece of music, an album with a lot of depth and atmosphere, one that will bring a lot of well deserved attention to this up and coming band from Poland. Do check them out...

Recommended tracks: "Volte-Face", "Conceiving You", "Second Life Syndrome" & "Dance with the Shadows".