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Riverside – Shrine of New Generation Slaves: Review

January 22, 2013 Leave a comment

Rating: 4.5/5

I’d like to take a minute to brag about Riverside. I mean they’re essentially one of my favorite bands of all time (no exaggeration). There’s not a release in their catalog that I feel is less than great, and that includes LPs, EPs, and frontman Duda’s side projects (haven’t listened to many single releases or live albums by them). In my eyes, they have a 100% hit accuracy when it comes to their discography, and off the top of my head I cannot recall any other band for whom I would make the same statement (Devin… Physicist… So close…). But this is why there was such great internal anxiety when diving into this album blind. It was a leap of faith not knowing whether or not salvation awaited (FYI, it did).

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Riverside – Memories in My Head (EP): Review

June 8, 2011 Leave a comment

Riverside is to release an EP entitled Memories in My Head on June 20. It has been a whole two years since the band has released any material (the most recent being the LP Anno Domini High Definition). And although one would hope that the wait warranted a full-length release, this EP is sure to please many despite its limited duration.

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Lunatic Soul – Lunatic Soul II: Review

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Mariusz Duda, bassist and vocalist for the highly acclaimed progressive metal band Riverside, released his second solo album on October 25 under the moniker Lunatic Soul. This is the second addition to his solo collection, and is respectively named Lunatic Soul II. The eponymous debut drew much praise from fans and critics alike, including here on The Golden Bird. Although the follow-up is a weaker release, it is nonetheless one to be more than pleased with.

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Back in Business

April 10, 2010 1 comment

It feels great to be back! My computer is fixed enough that I can blog again. However, finals are just around the corner, so I cannot say how much more active the blog will be. Still, it’s nice to have the opportunity.

During my unexpected absence, I had not come across any new releases. But I was killing time at HMV the other day and I came across Dio’s Holy Diver for six dollars. What a steal! Holy Diver is the debut album of metal icon, Ronnie James Dio.  It is a wonderful album, but of course I knew that before buying it.

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