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Release date: 15 December 2003
Style: Progressive metal


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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

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Jacek Melnicki - keyboards
Piotr Grudzinski - guitars
Piotr "Mittloff" Kozieradzki - drums
Mariusz Duda - bass, vocals

Additional info
Release dates:

Poland: December 12, 2003
Rest of World: September 21, 2004
Re-released as digipack by Mystic Productions in June 2005.
Re-released on 16th March 2009 by Primal Vinyl Records, limited to 1000 copies.

Staff review by

It took at least three spins of this album for me to really start wondering who the hell Riverside was and how come I hadn't heard of them before. From then on I started discovering this album in every sense, it grew on me so much that it has become one of the most treasured pieces in my collection.

In a way, Riverside's formula for a great musical experience lies in the "simple" approach -- strong bass lines by Mariusz Duda, supporting drum section by Piotr Kozieradzki to form the backbone, Piotr Grudzinski on guitar to create the lead melodies, and back at the recording time Jacek Melnicki on keyboard to take care of the aerial atmosphere. Add great singing by Duda and some creativity and influences by Anathema, Pink Floyd, Opeth and Porcupine Tree. Stir, shake and serve.

published 13.09.2005 | Comments (8)

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21.02.2016 "I don't feel quite myself..."

Riverside are one of the most talented progressive metal bands of their generation and guitarist Piotr Grudzinski was oftentimes the melody of the band. Their debut album was already a genius masterpiece and he shines brightly. Play it, live it.

In honor of Piotr Grudzinski. (Thank you for the music)

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pinballWIZARD - 21.12.2012 at 19:54  
Rating: 10 I discovered this album a few days ago. Why I didn't before?

This album is just great, 10 for me
Hex_Omega - 14.07.2014 at 12:00  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece of progressive rock/metal, what can I say...
mz - 14.07.2014 at 13:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Hex_Omega on 14.07.2014 at 12:00

Masterpiece of progressive rock/metal, what can I say...

I prefer SLS but this is also great achievement, too.
indexqwest - 15.06.2015 at 17:08  
Rating: 10 A masterpiece!
Diverge - 21.02.2016 at 20:25  
Rating: 9 What a great album this is. To me, it doesn't beat ADHD but it's probably better than the rest of Riverside's quite consistent discography.
Maco - 14.08.2016 at 04:13  
Rating: 8 Very enjoyable album. Love how depressing it sounds.
Arcanewind - 16.08.2016 at 14:57  
Written by Maco on 14.08.2016 at 04:13

Very enjoyable album. Love how depressing it sounds.

"It's not depressing, it's melancholy" - Steven Wilson.

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