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Band
Riverside
Title
Shrine of New Generation Slaves
Type
LP/EP
Company
InsideOut
YOR
2012
Style
Progressive
6/23/2013 10:02:41 PM - Review by: Vinaya Saksena
These Polish proggers have been around for awhile, but this was my first exposure to their music, and it pulled me in. Opener 'New Generation Slave' is simply one of the most engaging and satisfying songs I have heard in the prog realm recently, combining powerful riffs and smart arrangements in a way similar to latter day Porcupine Tree. First single 'Celebrity Touch' does the same surprisingly immediate thing with modern progressive rock, and most of the rest at least approaches the same level of quality, tied together by a the theme of frustration experienced by those unable to pursue their dreams due to circumstance. Highly recommended!
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REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Shrine of New Generation Slaves
2012
InsideOut
Vinaya Saksena6/23/2013
4.5

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