Sunday, June 7, 2009

Riverside - Out Of Myself

Year of release: 2003
Genre: Progressive Rock/Metal
Country: Poland

01. The Same River
02. Out Of Myself
03. I Believe
04. Reality Dream
05. Loose Heart
06. Reality Dream II
07. In Two Minds
08. The Curtain Falls
09. OK

In a few words:
This Polish band came out of nowhere in 2003, and with this excellent debut made a lot of noise in the prog rock/metal fans all over the world. The album balances between prog metal (in riffs) and rock (in solos), while it is simultaneously very atmospheric. In its heavy moments it reminds me Pain Of Salvation, while in the quite moments, and especially at solos, I detect a Pink Floyd influence.

Personal highlights:
"Out Of Myself", "Reality Dream" and "OK"