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RIVERSIDE


"Memories In My Head"

 By Dark Starr


The latest disc from Riverside, this is a set of three tracks, the shortest of which is just under ten-minutes in length. The music here changes frequently but runs in the alternative rock meets Pink Floyd vein of progressive rock more often than any other place. It’s a strong disc, but a bit flat in terms of feeling, at times, like one long song. There’s not enough variety. That said, there are moments where they change it up quite a bit, but this mellower side of neo-prog tends to lack the overall contrast that keeps music varied and interesting.The showcase here is the track "Living In the Past", which somehow manages to merge classic rock, industrial tones, jazz fusion, metal ala Dream Theater and mellow prog to great effect. It's one wild ride, but overall, the tone of the record is a bit subdued, as if Riverside is holding back throughout.  Still, it’s one of the better albums in the genre, and I like it a lot.

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