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Release date: 10 June 2011
Style: Progressive metal


8.5 | 142 votes


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01. Goodbye Sweet Innocence
02. Living In The Past
03. Forgotten Land

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Michał Łapaj - keyboards
Piotr Grudzinski - guitars
Piotr Kozieradzki - drums
Mariusz Duda - bass, acoustic guitars, vocals

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Riverside really blew me away with their last album Anno Domini High Definition, and after two years of checking out their back catalogue and attending one little show, I have become a fan of the band. I believe that Riverside are one of the best prog bands around, and my expectations for this EP were pretty high, and I was also waiting for something in the vein of ADHD.

published 14.09.2011 | Comments (12)

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19.02.2012 Old, established prog bands are becoming stale and repetitive. Riverside isn't.

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Forsaker - 16.11.2010 at 14:27  
Rating: 10 Can't wait keep it metal guys
Kap'N Korrupt - 17.11.2010 at 00:13  
  Always good to see another album from Riverside coming out
BloodTears - 04.04.2011 at 13:20  
Rating: 8 I'm really curious about this new EP. I'm always eager to listen to new stuff from Riverside.

I just wished they would play a show in Portugal on this anniversary tour. That seems unlikely at this point.
White Winter Sun - 24.04.2011 at 01:26  
  Pretty old news now to be posted on the front page, so I put the info here. You can listen to one new song, entitled "Forgotten Land", from this EP at this location. Enjoy!
tea[m]ster - 24.04.2011 at 04:36  
Rating: 8 Ugh, just an EP? I know new music is better than no music at all but when are we gonna get a full LP?
Introspekrieg - 24.04.2011 at 07:23  
Rating: 9 Not really impressed with that song... hopefully the other two tracks are more interesting.
K†ulu - 03.05.2011 at 16:59  
Rating: 8 I perceive Forgotten Land like an intro to a long epic album, but on this EP, it is - probably fittingly - placed last to conclude (hopefully) two grand songs preceding it. The song is very Riversidey: complex drumming and bass, subtle guitars, and enveloping synths.
BloodTears - 10.05.2011 at 19:34  
Rating: 8 I kinda like "Forgotten Land", but then again, that happens with everything Riverside releases. I don't think I ever disliked a song from them. Maybe I'm obsessed.
DrM - 21.05.2011 at 19:42  
Rating: 9 This EP is already sold on their live shows, leaked online as well.

My first impression is pretty positive - much more rock oriented rather than metal (which is not a bad thing at all), reminded me of their approach on Out of Myself (which is my favorite Riverside release).
BloodTears - 21.05.2011 at 22:24  
Rating: 8 Well, they did say it was a homage to what they did earlier in their career.
Paradox Lover - 10.06.2011 at 00:09  
  Riverside... Poland... *love sigh*...
Daydream Nation - 10.06.2011 at 21:38  
  Well, where to start? Riverside play three pretty standard hard/alternative rock songs that don't nearly cover the distance that their other albums cover. The songs are consistently good, but are not excellent or even very good. The EP lacks experimentation; the interesting points that Riverside are really good at just lead nowhere fascinating. I love these guys and their songwriting is brilliant (demonstrated by the EP)...but this is really only for the die-hards.
BehzadSh - 13.06.2011 at 17:46  
Rating: 10 Perfect Album... Perfect Concepts...
Night Sight - 01.08.2011 at 14:29  
  Riverside is always the best prog metal band
Moose - 27.09.2011 at 06:49  
Rating: 9 This sounded a little boring at first listen. But it really grew on me. Amazing little album.
Jiexun - 05.10.2011 at 03:09  
Rating: 9 Definitely an awesome EP !
tea[m]ster - 06.10.2011 at 18:33  
Rating: 8 I am really digging this right now. But being a Riverside apologist maybe it's because I WANTED to like it...
NocturnalStalker - 09.11.2011 at 15:37  
Rating: 9 How I love this band! Even though it sounded boring, indeed, the first time I listen to it, as already Moose mentioned, but after the second time I could appreciate the efforts of musicians. Stylistically, it's the same good old Riverside, which is already good. And I really liked how all the three songs are flowing in the same stream, if you understand what I mean.

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