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Rivers Of Nihil - The Work



8 | 128 votes |
Release date: 24 September 2021
Style: Technical death metal

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39 have it
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01. The Tower (Theme From "The Work")
02. Dreaming Black Clockwork
03. Wait
04. Focus
05. Clean
06. The Void From Which No Sound Escapes
07. MORE?
08. Tower 2
09. Episode
10. Maybe One Day
11. Terrestria IV: Work

Line-up
Jake Dieffenbach - vocals
Jon Topore - guitars
Brody Uttley - guitars
Jared Klein - drums
Adam Biggs - bass, vocals

Guest musicians
Zach Strouse - saxophone

Staff review by
musclassia
Rating:
8.0
If the purpose of ‘progressive’ music is to progress over time, Rivers Of Nihil are certainly in agreement.

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published 22.09.2021 | Comments (10)

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28.07.2021 - 01:52
ickoriss

Ultra hype. Can we top Where Owls Know My Name? D8
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28.07.2021 - 12:22
Rating: 5
Mehrad

Tech death ?
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Ride a horse that's cleaving through the air and space of dreams.
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28.07.2021 - 13:06
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Written by Mehrad on 28.07.2021 at 12:22

Tech death ?

Well... yeah
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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?


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20.08.2021 - 07:56
Rating: 10
Morbid Angel 13

Yes please...
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30.08.2021 - 14:54
Rating: 7
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest
Looking forward to the concept aspect of this album!
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That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
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02.09.2021 - 14:34
Rating: 9
Samot

Written by ickoriss on 28.07.2021 at 01:52

Ultra hype. Can we top Where Owls Know My Name? D8


Same Here man!! Great two songs pré-released....."Focus" and "Clean" ..... can't hardly wait for the full album
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Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
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24.09.2021 - 02:57
Rating: 6
Suyan

I was expecting more proggy tech death metal things, but still good I guess.......
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24.09.2021 - 08:59
Rating: 10
Cake9001

They've smashed it. Owls was unbelievably beautiful and so is this. First listen and I feel that exact same goosebumpy feeling I did 3 and a half years ago...
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24.09.2021 - 13:40
Rating: 10
Morbid Angel 13

Simply mesmerising album...
These guys alongside with Black Crown Initiate, Allegaeon and Nailed to Obscurity are ruining a lot of other bands for me. I just can't seem to be able to listen to anything else.
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24.09.2021 - 14:53
Rating: 9
Charlotbk

What a great album...was expecting nothing and I am more than satisfied and again a dumb guy put a 1/10.
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24.09.2021 - 19:33
Rating: 9
NSixtyScore

I wasn't expecting this album to live up to 'Where Owls Know My Name,' but I was still hoping this album would be on par with the previous two. It's a completely different sound from before focusing much more on prog aspect then tech, but still a solid album.
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24.09.2021 - 23:03
Rating: 9
Samot

An Amazing album!!! Damn always a great experience to listen a new album from this guys!
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Um, Dois, Três, Quatro! Yeah! PORRA!!!
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25.09.2021 - 01:23
Tuonelan

First listen was satisfying, with lots that struck me as unexpected but interesting. Can't even begin to put a rating on this yet, but I am not let down by it. This is brave and creative and dark and heavy and soft and beautiful, and at no point was I thinking they were indulging in hipster bullshit, which suggests I'll be exploring this one for a while.
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Nie mój cyrk, nie moje małpy
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25.09.2021 - 01:37
Rating: 5
Chobo_jokeR

Really disappointing. Loved their first album. Really enjoyed their second album. Didn’t enjoy the trajectory they took on their third. Then there’s this one. The token saxophone. The songs feel completely self indulgent and pretentious.

I guess I have their first two to go back to.
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25.09.2021 - 06:59
WorpeX
war-pex
Was really curious where they were going to take the Winter album. The first 3 had pretty clear main themes with Spring being Fertility/Growth, Summer Thriving/Heat, Fall Death/Change. Finally they've made it to my favorite season and my interpretation of the theme is Dreams/Work. The slower pacing and quiet moments give the album a more cold and lifeless feel which I believe to be completely intentional to better convey the season. That's not to say that there isn't some seriously heavy moments but those moments are more intentionally placed rather than being in your face constantly. So far I'm impressed, it's a fresh and unique take on their sound without straying too far from their roots.

Hightlights: Terrestria IV: Work, MORE?, Void from Which No Sound Escapes, Focus
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25.09.2021 - 12:17
Rating: 7
Grouch Douglas
Enigma
That part at the end of track 2 where its gets really loud and static for 10 seconds almost blew out my only pair of Bluetooth headphones. I don't think I will listen to it again after that. Other than that it is a good album.
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27.09.2021 - 14:30
Rating: 5
Mehrad

Very disappointing. Guess owls forgot these guys' names.
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27.09.2021 - 21:16
Rating: 6
Gammont

I wanted to like this album, it's just average to me because it is consistent and well put together, but the songs...
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30.09.2021 - 13:23
Rating: 9
gabrielrsilva

Owls has become one of my favorite albums, and with the release of 'The Work', I am just in love with River of Nihil! What an album this is, maybe not as good as Owls, but still a beautiful record, with menacing yet spacey parts, that just work so well together. Really love it!
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08.10.2021 - 19:56
Rating: 8
Hooman

Am really enjoying this. Will vote after a few more spins. Can't see any problems with songwriting, just a matter of taste I guess.
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16.10.2021 - 12:03
Rating: 6
Nightmare^

Really enjoyed "Owls", but this is meh. Don't see myself hitting the play button again.
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16.10.2021 - 13:52
Rating: 8
Tino99

I feel like this is a decent follow-up to "Owls". This album is definitely more varied than it's predecessor, but I found that it stayed true to the theme. It works, but it's not a masterpiece.
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