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Riverside - Shrine Of New Generation Slaves

8.2 | 405 votes |
Release date: 18 January 2013
Style: Progressive rock


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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 and vinyl bonus]
01. Night Session - Part One
02. Night Session - Part Two

Additional info
The limited mediabook edition of the album comes with a 32-page mediabook.

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
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.

published 09.03.2013 | Comments (27)

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30.01.2013 - 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.
06.02.2013 - 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
Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.

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07.02.2013 - 10:41
Rating: 7
Secundum Filium
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!
Ordinary men hate solitude. But the Master makes use of it, embracing his aloneness, realizing he is one with the whole universe (Lao Tzu).
08.02.2013 - 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.
08.02.2013 - 16:23
Rating: 7
Seeker of Truth
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.
Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
09.02.2013 - 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.
14.03.2013 - 16:23
Rating: 8
"We Got Used To Us" just blew my mind off...
As tyranny becomes normality;
We hang at the end of the rope.
15.03.2013 - 00:46
Rating: 9
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Great album with strong influence of Deep Purple .
Stop seeing things and people in a binary way. Everything has its own spectrum and complexity. Be patient and learn about the world.
21.04.2013 - 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.
Hello, my name is Mr......Snrub and I think it would be a capital idea to invest the money back in the nuclear plant.
18.06.2013 - 17:57
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
And great album of melodic and emotional progressive rock from Riverside.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
26.10.2013 - 18:06
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Written by [user id=142921] 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.
10.02.2014 - 04:52
Crème fraiche
This is my first Riverside album aaaaaaaaaand I'm in love!!! Which other albums of theirs should I try next?
10.02.2014 - 06:04
Rating: 7
Written by Crème fraiche 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.
23.02.2014 - 04:02
Crème fraiche

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