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Riverside - Second Life Syndrome

8.8 | 594 votes |
Release date: 31 October 2005
Style: Progressive metal


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01. After
02. Volte-Face
03. Conceiving You
04. Second Life Syndrome
    1 - From Hand To Mouth
    2 - Secret Exhibition
    3 - Vicious Ritual
05. Artificial Smile
06. I Turned You Down
07. Reality Dream III
08. Dance With The Shadow
09. Before

Top 20 albums of 2005: 8

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

Additional info
Recorded at Serakos Studio.
Cover art and layout by Travis Smith.

Released in Poland by Mystic Production (as digipack), released in the rest of the world by Inside Out. Both have the same cover/layout.

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dark awakening
I got into this band a few time ago; I was immediately caught by some reviews of this album that showed high valuations of this work called "Second Life Syndrome" talking about it as the new progressive rock/metal album to beat. I immediately wanted to listen to the work of this polish band. The artwork and the lyrical themes are really progressive, as usual they speak about inner struggles, relationships and all is perfectly integrated with the songs and the catchy atmospheres created by this band that counts on a single guitarist, a singer/bassist, a great drummer and a skilled keyboardist.

published 07.07.2007 | Comments (23)

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20.11.2012 - 03:23
Rating: 9
Combo Breaker
The best album from prog masters from Polen, holly shit this is amazig
20.02.2013 - 05:02
Rating: 9

It tooks me a long long time to discover it and I don't regret the trip! A masterpiece!
Don't cry for my English
24.09.2014 - 01:33
Rating: 8

After and before tracks are awesome tracks plus Conceiving You and Second Life Syndrome just another masterpiece by Riverside
15.04.2021 - 18:23
Rating: 9

Significantly better than Out Of Myself IMO. A great Prog album through-and-through.

9.0/10 for me - 'Volte-Face' and 'Second Life Syndrome' are the standout songs. 'I Turned You Down' and 'Before' are the weaker songs on this album.
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