This is a great release from a solid and competent band. As with many such discs there is nothing especially mind-blowing on here, but if you like your power metal there is nothing to turn you off. Fortunately this reviewer can listen to this level of quality melodic metal until the cows come home. When it's done well, as it is here, there is something quite special about it. If you like Dream Theater at their least turgid and over-blown then you will love this band.
Riverside: Memories in my Head
I normally don't review EPs. However, when it's longer than many full length records back in the day one really has to do so. This band is obviously obsessed with Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd and wanted to record a companion piece of sorts. The first track has that album's vibe down in droves. The band is from Poland so the accented vocals give it a feeling of Opeth as well which is not a bad thing either. This is deep introspective progressive rock. The band mostly do progressive metal in their normal release, but there is not much of hint of that on here.
This is seriously chilled music that is great with a glass of wine and a cigar. Rather than penetrating your ears, it washes over you in some aural wave. It is the antithesis of the raise your fist in the air metal. This is for being introspective and pensive, but man is it good. I have never heard of this band before, but I have to say this is a great release that deserves the ear of the discerning prog listener.
Stay safe and rocking this next week, and hope something here meets with your fancy.