Rivers Of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name



8.4 | 232 votes |
Release date: 16 March 2018
Style: Technical death metal

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116 have it
22 want it


01. Cancer / Moonspeak
02. The Silent Life
03. A Home
04. Old Nothing
05. Subtle Change (Including The Forest Of Transition And Dissatisfaction Dance)
06. Terrestria III: Wither
07. Hollow
08. Death Is Real
09. Where Owls Know My Name
10. Capricorn / Agoratopia

Top 20 albums of 2018: 7

Additional info
Cover art: Dan Seagrave

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
8.0
Some great technical ability, some dynamic range in songwriting, some unexpected elements; all these ingredients for a masterpiece are found on Where Owls Know My Name. Yet the owls are not what they seem, right?

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published 05.04.2018 | Comments (5)

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06.02.2018 - 19:11
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
First track, bitches.

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07.02.2018 - 00:35
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Ugwemubwem Ossas on 06.02.2018 at 19:11

First track, bitches.

That is some tasty instrumentation. I'm always most impressed by their first single and the remainder of the album is usually a disappointment in comparison. I hope it's different this time around.
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16.03.2018 - 18:12
Rating: 9
iMorphball
Damn, what an album!
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16.03.2018 - 23:49
Rating: 8
Dalleo
Great album!
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18.03.2018 - 06:47
Rating: 9
Lord Slothrop
I love this album. Early album of the year contender right here folks.
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19.03.2018 - 18:29
Rating: 9
kam1kaze
"Death Is Real" is awesome!
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21.03.2018 - 02:43
Rating: 7
Nick Carter
I'm not so much into Techdeth but this is good stuff for sure
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22.03.2018 - 06:40
Rating: 10
turkalurk
Written by kam1kaze on 19.03.2018 at 18:29

"Death Is Real" is awesome!

I can confirm this.
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28.03.2018 - 15:27
Rating: 8
WorpeX
That saxophone solo in Silent Life is sick!
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29.03.2018 - 17:48
Rating: 9
tominator
Amazing album imo. Silent Life, Terrestria III: Wither, Hollow and Death Is Real stand out for me.
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30.03.2018 - 07:41
Rating: 8
Necrodamus
Great album from my fellow Pennsylvanians. I remember seeing them open for more popular bands in small PA venues. It's awesome to see them get the credit they deserve, this is their best album to date.
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05.04.2018 - 16:14
Rating: 9
VforVendetta
Great solos, very gentle saxophone, and great riffs. I love their songwriting. First Tech Death, I listen more than 3 times and I even found some favorites
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09.04.2018 - 13:39
Daniell
_爱情_
Slightly less mind-nimbingly boring than usual tech-death. Chances are these guys will learn to write actual songs one day.
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Now loving:
Tribulation - The Lament
Tribulation - Nightbound
Tribulation - Subterranea
Tribulation - The World
Tribulation - Here Be Dragons
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16.04.2018 - 21:20
MetalManic
I'm really trying to like this album but to me it's just another run of the mill sound that many other bands have already reproduced. Add something 'different' or...anything!
This alone would have allowed this one to separate from the pack.


I will keep trying tho. Just gotta try to ignore Slugdge to do so.
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07.05.2018 - 17:55
Rating: 6
metalbrat
Certainly not the style I like.....aaahhhh this techno drums...
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07.05.2018 - 19:22
Rating: 8
WorpeX
Written by MetalManic on 16.04.2018 at 21:20

I'm really trying to like this album but to me it's just another run of the mill sound that many other bands have already reproduced. Add something 'different' or...anything!
This alone would have allowed this one to separate from the pack.


I will keep trying tho. Just gotta try to ignore Slugdge to do so.


Wait, the Saxophone isn't "different" enough for you? I don't think i've ever heard any other band incorporate a Sax this well before.. or really much at all.
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07.05.2018 - 20:49
Rating: 9
tominator
Written by WorpeX on 07.05.2018 at 19:22

Wait, the Saxophone isn't "different" enough for you? I don't think i've ever heard any other band incorporate a Sax this well before.. or really much at all.


I agree, it's blend in perfectly imo. Only metal band I can think of that incorporated it as well in their music is Klone.
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07.05.2018 - 21:13
MetalManic
Written by WorpeX on 07.05.2018 at 19:22

Written by MetalManic on 16.04.2018 at 21:20

I'm really trying to like this album but to me it's just another run of the mill sound that many other bands have already reproduced. Add something 'different' or...anything!
This alone would have allowed this one to separate from the pack.


I will keep trying tho. Just gotta try to ignore Slugdge to do so.


Wait, the Saxophone isn't "different" enough for you? I don't think i've ever heard any other band incorporate a Sax this well before.. or really much at all.

Not really. Saxophone isn't all too common but does has frequent appearances over the last 10-12 years. Bands such as The Ocean, Klone, Enslaved, Ihsahn and The Faceless, immediately come to mind. Granted, a couple of these bands deviate (but are not too far off) from the genre we are discussing.
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www.MetalManic.com
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14.05.2018 - 22:26
Rating: 3
metaladdicted
If you want to listen real technical death metal, listen Aepoch - Awakening Inception

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16.05.2018 - 16:23
Rating: 8
musclassia
Reminded me a bit of Fallujah at times, in general it's a lot more musical and song-oriented than a lot of tech-death seems to be, definitely prefer this to the Necrophagist sound of a lot of techdeath.
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27.07.2018 - 21:53
Rating: 8
DeathMetal
I really couldn't get into the sax. It sounded way too forced when it was used. Also, some of the transitions felt weird. These weren't enough for me to dislike it though, still a solid release.
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