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Release date: 18 January 2013
Style: Progressive rock

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8.2 | 289 votes

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Disc I
01. New Generation Slave
02. The Depth Of Self-Delusion
03. Celebrity Touch
04. We Got Used To Us
05. Feel Like Falling
06. Deprived (Irretrievably Lost Imagination)
07. Escalator Shrine
08. Coda

Disc II [Limited Edition Mediabook]
01. Night Session - Part One
02. Night Session - Part Two

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Mariusz Duda - vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, ukulele
Piotr Grudzinski - guitars
Piotr "Mittloff" Kozieradzki - drums
Michał Łapaj - keyboards, hammond organ

Session musicians
Marcin Odyniec - soprano sax, alto sax


Additional info
Release dates:
GER, AUT, SUI and POL: January 18th
Rest Of Europe: January 21st
USA: February 5th

The special version of the album - a 32-page mediabook (2CD), and the vinyl edition will contain 2 very special bonus tracks.

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Serakos Studios, Warszawa, Poland (III-IV, IX-X 2012) by Magda and Robert Srzedniccy.
Directed by Mariusz Duda.
Produced by Riverside, Magda and Robert Srzedniccy.

Illustration, design and layout by Travis Smith.

Staff review by
Milena

Rating:
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After hearing the single "Celebrity Touch", many have feared (or hoped) that Riverside would, like a lot of prog bands in recent years (Pain Of Salvation, Opeth, Dark Suns to name a few) find their new permanent address in the 70's - the decade's dirtier, grittier rock or its prog. That was not the case, luckily, since what we got instead is much more interesting than the prospect of Riverside turning to the past - they turned to the future.

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published 09.03.2013 | Comments (26)

Staff pick by
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04.02.2013 If you're looking for a band that will never do anything wrong, you've got your men right here.

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BloodTears - 16.11.2010 at 11:18  
Rating: 9 This is excellent news. But it seems like an awfully long time already

But glad to know that they are active and writing again.
JohnDoe - 16.11.2010 at 20:58  
  Their vocalist/bassist has just released his second album with Lunatic Soul; so I guess it won't be too soon a new Riverside...
Milena - 03.03.2012 at 20:21  
Rating: 9 I'm really, really stoked for this.
Unhealer - 03.09.2012 at 19:37  
Rating: 7 The acronym for the album title, SONGS, is supposed to give a clue on the sound of the album.
I think I'm running short of imagination over here.
tea[m]ster - 05.09.2012 at 00:17  
Rating: 7
Written by Unhealer on 03.09.2012 at 19:37

The acronym for the album title, SONGS, is supposed to give a clue on the sound of the album.


How? Did I miss something?
Mr. Doctor - 05.09.2012 at 00:26  
 
Written by Unhealer on 03.09.2012 at 19:37
The acronym for the album title, SONGS, is supposed to give a clue on the sound of the album.

So... The album has songs?

Unhealer - 05.09.2012 at 05:58  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 05.09.2012 at 00:17

How? Did I miss something?


That is what I understood from the piece of news announcing the album at least
And yeah, my reaction was similar to Mr. Doctor's. Maybe it means that the album is song oriented? Not that I really know what it means.
GravityBlast - 12.11.2012 at 11:35  
  Cant wait to have a listen/review of this one. Riverside's ADHD saw such maturity in the flow of the album, perfection of total album length, pacing, songwriting... so many factors. Plus production was gorgeous. Porcupine Tree's latest was a dissapointment, Opeth's was too.. I think since Riverside's Mariusz Duda is not buddies with the previously mentioned progressive masterminds, hopefully he will not make the same mistake of creating an album for himself rather than his fans.

I don't believe he would do that. After all, he has Lunatic Soul to expel any creative idea's that don't quite fit into the main band.
Unhealer - 12.11.2012 at 14:33  
Rating: 7
Written by GravityBlast on 12.11.2012 at 11:35

hopefully he will not make the same mistake of creating an album for himself rather than his fans.


How is that a mistake? It's the sanest thing to do for a musician (unless you are in it for the moneyz, of course). Anyway, whatever he does he won't be able to keep all his fanbase happy.
R'Vannith - 12.11.2012 at 17:28  
Rating: 8 And who's to say an album for himself and an album for his fans aren't one and the same? I recently discovered his work with Indukti and I can honestly say the man never dissapoints, not once.
Fredd - 18.01.2013 at 13:49  
Rating: 8 First listen left me impressed.
Unhealer - 18.01.2013 at 20:28  
Rating: 7 The ending of Feel Like Falling is the sex.
Pazdzioch - 18.01.2013 at 21:14  
  I thought it would be worse...
Góral - 18.01.2013 at 21:54  
Rating: 7 Strong seven for moody "We Got Used To Us" and "Feel Like Falling", a great ending "Escalator Shrine" and Mariusz Duda's vocals. The other is nothing special. Well, maybe very weak "Celebrity Touch".
PocketMetal - 18.01.2013 at 22:50  
  It was good and I really love the concept , but some moments I didn't really feel anything . I'm not disappointed but surely it's not my fave from them either. 8.3ish for me .
Rulatore - 19.01.2013 at 01:22  
Rating: 6
Written by Unhealer on 18.01.2013 at 20:28

The ending of Feel Like Falling is the sex.

Have to agree. Still not finished it, but overall I'm disappointed, not really my thing, although I liked their previous one.
embracing - 19.01.2013 at 18:05  
Rating: 9 Seems pretty cool. Though much more atmospheric than Anno Domini... More like Second Life Syndrome! Not for everyone, but I definitely like it...
Introspekrieg - 20.01.2013 at 03:56  
Rating: 8
Written by Unhealer on 12.11.2012 at 14:33

Written by GravityBlast on 12.11.2012 at 11:35

hopefully he will not make the same mistake of creating an album for himself rather than his fans.


How is that a mistake? It's the sanest thing to do for a musician (unless you are in it for the moneyz, of course). Anyway, whatever he does he won't be able to keep all his fanbase happy.


I know right? If you start making music to pander to fans it's going to get old quick. Then these fans will complain that they are just repeating the same formula (see: Gojira).
AndMetalForAll - 20.01.2013 at 14:40  
Rating: 7 Great album!! Very creative and the band's personality was mantained intact
DrM - 21.01.2013 at 15:44  
Rating: 9 I got it right as it went out three days ago, and I'm now listening to it for the eight time. Never have I been more immersed in a new album like this one.

Milena - what do you think of it?
Milena - 21.01.2013 at 20:47  
Rating: 9
Written by DrM on 21.01.2013 at 15:44

I got it right as it went out three days ago, and I'm now listening to it for the eight time. Never have I been more immersed in a new album like this one.

Milena - what do you think of it?

Had to rate it a nine. It's Riverside being Riverside and therefore it's damn good on the same level as ADHD, this one.
SWAMPL0RD - 22.01.2013 at 02:01  
 
Written by Góral on 18.01.2013 at 21:54

Strong seven for moody "We Got Used To Us" and "Feel Like Falling", a great ending "Escalator Shrine" and Mariusz Duda's vocals. The other is nothing special. Well, maybe very weak "Celebrity Touch".


"What's special? Take you in the back and suck your dick?"
Góral - 22.01.2013 at 02:15  
Rating: 7
Written by SWAMPL0RD on 22.01.2013 at 02:01

"What's special? Take you in the back and suck your dick?"

I don't know what you mean dude.
Unhealer - 22.01.2013 at 03:37  
Rating: 7 Well, I like every bit of the album except for the main riff of "Celebrity Touch" (and it's overuse) and the disappointing second half of "Escalator Shrine" after that excellent build-up. I don't LOVE it, at least for now.
Pazdzioch - 22.01.2013 at 12:30  
 
Written by Góral on 22.01.2013 at 02:15

Written by SWAMPL0RD on 22.01.2013 at 02:01

"What's special? Take you in the back and suck your dick?"

I don't know what you mean dude.

It seems that we have a Tarantino lover here
Ag Fox - 23.01.2013 at 10:34  
Rating: 6 Initial impressions: ADHD sounds much better )=
MechanisT - 23.01.2013 at 17:39  
  I would have to concur with the above sentiment.
EDIT: It grew, somewhat. "We Got Used To Us" being the sole reason.
whatsacow - 24.01.2013 at 17:01  
  Listened to the album once and thought "this is nothing special," then I listened to it six times in a row. I am addicted to this damn album now! Their first two albums are by far their best, but this is still a damn solid album.
SWAMPL0RD - 25.01.2013 at 03:38  
 
Written by Pazdzioch on 22.01.2013 at 12:30

Written by Góral on 22.01.2013 at 02:15

Written by SWAMPL0RD on 22.01.2013 at 02:01

"What's special? Take you in the back and suck your dick?"

I don't know what you mean dude.

It seems that we have a Tarantino lover here

"That's a Bingo!"
Nivrame - 30.01.2013 at 12:49  
  It's really hard for me to vote this album. In my opinion is very unequal, the best thing in this album is Duda's vocal, wonderful as always (except in the Celebrity Touch). I prefer songs which sounds like "old" Riverside. I've listened to this album several times, still don't know how judge it, maybe I need to listen it more, but for now I prefer another sounds.
R'Vannith - 30.01.2013 at 16:45  
Rating: 8 Yes I found it a bit unequal as well. That's talking in terms of the comparison between the exceptional tracks "We Got Used To Us"/ "Feel Like Falling" and the rest of the album which is certainly of a standard of quality. Two very high points with the rest not quite matching them, although "The Depth of Self-Delusion" might come close.
But the sound of the album... it's impossibly smooth. Production is above and beyond their previous records.
BloodTears - 06.02.2013 at 11:23  
Rating: 9 First impressions upon first listen: this album is darker and new ground for the band. It does remind me of the "Voices In My Head" EP possibly because of the use of acoustic guitars. Need more time with the album, it's different and I like that.

Favourite songs so far: Feel Like Falling/Coda
Dentura - 07.02.2013 at 10:41  
Rating: 7 Sounds fantastic! I predict that this will be on my personal top albums of the year list later on (even though it's very early, but still). Really loving this experience!
Mike - 08.02.2013 at 01:30  
  I'm disappointed with this release and I love most of Riverside's past work but this one is just...flat. I'm not sure if they're is a better way for me to explain it. I find the album incredibly dull.
K†ulu - 08.02.2013 at 16:23  
Rating: 7 My experience so far is similar to the one with the 2011 EP. I can't say I like but I feel I should listen to this one very attentively in the dark, with nothing distracting me.
-DC-002- - 09.02.2013 at 21:29  
  First riverside album, classy shit with a good production, everything is well pronounced and well balanced. Most of the songs are great. Some of them are kind of meh though, like elevator shrine, I can never sit though it all.
Behdad K - 14.03.2013 at 16:23  
Rating: 8 "We Got Used To Us" just blew my mind off...
Mehdi Taba - 15.03.2013 at 00:46  
Rating: 9 Great album with strong influence of Deep Purple .
TrollandDie - 21.04.2013 at 23:26  
Rating: 8 A really good album for relaxing to on a Sunday afternoon.

Seriously, it has that soothing non-imposing ambience delivered by the likes of Porcupine Tree. However, when they turn up the progressive elements they really seem to be having a ball with it.

''Celebrity Touch'' is a load of fun in particular-no real prog-centric ''look at this riffage; I dominate time signatures like a motherfucker''. It just has this unstoppable momentum that will stick in your head all day.
NocturnalStalker - 18.06.2013 at 17:57  
Rating: 9 And great album of melodic and emotional progressive rock from Riverside.
Dima - 26.10.2013 at 14:10  
Rating: 7 'We got used to us' and 'Free falling' are beautiful. Shame the rest of the songs aren't of such high calibre.
JohnDoe - 26.10.2013 at 18:06  
 
Written by Dima on 26.10.2013 at 14:10

'We got used to us' and 'Free falling' are beautiful. Shame the rest of the songs aren't of such high calibre.


Free falling?! LOL Didn't know Tom Petty was on Riverside's last album.
Dima - 27.10.2013 at 03:50  
Rating: 7
Written by JohnDoe on 26.10.2013 at 18:06

Written by Dima on 26.10.2013 at 14:10

'We got used to us' and 'Free falling' are beautiful. Shame the rest of the songs aren't of such high calibre.


Free falling?! LOL Didn't know Tom Petty was on Riverside's last album.


LOL 'FEEL LIKE FALLING' IM SORRY. Not sure where I got the Free from.
Super_Greg - 10.02.2014 at 04:52  
  This is my first Riverside album aaaaaaaaaand I'm in love!!! Which other albums of theirs should I try next?
Unhealer - 10.02.2014 at 06:04  
Rating: 7
Written by Super_Greg on 10.02.2014 at 04:52

This is my first Riverside album aaaaaaaaaand I'm in love!!! Which other albums of theirs should I try next?


Anno Domini High Definition I'd say, although everyone's favorite seems to be Second Life Syndrome.
I'd take any record of their discog over this one, so you'll be safe with whatever you choose I guess.
Super_Greg - 23.02.2014 at 04:02  
  Ty!

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