Origin: Poland
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Riverside  


Riverside came together in 2001 when several players on the Polish scene found they had a common love for progressive metal (while Poland has no shortage of great metal bands, few well-known Polish bands play traditional prog metal). In due time a debut album (Out Of Myself) was released, and a couple of years later (2005) came the followup, Second Life Syndrome. This is a perfect example of a band who draws from several familiar influences in the prog rock/metal world (Dream Theater occasionally, Porcupine Tree and Pain Of Salvation are often mentioned by others as well), yet somehow avoid simply rehashing old ideas. Excellent musicianship abounds here, though this is not a band to overwhelm with overly flashy soloing or complex time changes, as this is a more relaxed form of progressive metal. Mariusz Duda's vocals are spot-on -- clear and melodic without going for high-pitched wails, and he's not afraid to let loose a punctuated roar now and again. Second Life Syndrome is, simply, a well-crafted, elegant, and inspiring progressive rock/metal album, from a band still on the rise. Highly recommended.

Current Members

Mariusz Duda

vocals/bass

Piotr Grudzinski

guitars

Michal Lapaj

keyboards

Piotr Kozieradzki

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jacek Melnicki

keyboards


Discography



Out Of Myself 
2003 Laser
  1. The Same River
  2. Out Of Myself
  3. I Believe
  4. Reality Dream
  5. Loose Heart
  6. Reality Dream II
  7. In Two Minds
  8. The Curtain Falls
  9. OK
  • Mariusz Duda
  • Piotr Grudzinski
  • Jacek Melnicki
  • Piotr Kozieradzki

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 



Voices In My Head 
2005 Rock Serwis
  1. Us
  2. Acronym Love
  3. Dna ts. Rednum or F.Raf
  4. The Time I Was Daydreaming
  5. Stuck Between
  6. I Believe (live)
  7. Loose Heart (live)
  8. Out Of Myself (live)
  • Mariusz Duda
  • Piotr Grudzinski
  • Jacek Melnicki
  • Piotr Kozieradzki

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Second Life Syndrome 
2005 Inside Out
  1. After
  2. Volte-Face
  3. Conceiving You
  4. Second Life Syndrome
  5. Artificial Smile
  6. I Turned You Down
  7. Reality Dream III
  8. Dance With The Shadow
  9. Before
  • Mariusz Duda
  • Piotr Grudzinski
  • Michal Lapaj
  • Piotr Kozieradzki

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Rapid Eye Movement 
2007 Inside Out
  1. Beyond The Eyelids
  2. Rainbow Box
  3. 02 Panic Room
  4. Schizophrenic Prayer
  5. Parasomnia
  6. Through The Other Side
  7. Embryonic
  8. Cybernetic Pillow
  9. Ultimate Trip
  • Mariusz Duda
  • Piotr Grudzinski
  • Michal Lapaj
  • Piotr Kozieradzki

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Reality Dream  LIVE
2008 Inside Out
  1. The Same River
  2. Out of Myself
  3. Volte-Face
  4. Rainbow Box
  5. 02 Panic Room
  6. I Turned You Down
  7. Reality Dream III
  8. The Curtain Falls
  9. Parasomnia
  10. Second Life Syndrome
  11. Back To The River
  12. Conceiving You
  13. Before
  14. Ultimate Trip
  • Mariusz Duda
  • Piotr Grudzinski
  • Michal Lapaj
  • Piotr Kozieradzki




Anno Domini High Definition 
2009 Inside Out
  1. Hyperactive
  2. Driven to Destruction
  3. Egoist Hedonist
  4. Left Out
  5. Hybrid Times

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Reality Dream 
2010 Inside Out

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Memories In My Head 
2011 self-released
  1. Goodbye Sweet Innocence
  2. Living In The Past
  3. Forgotten Land


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