ALBUM REVIEW: Rivers Of Nihil – The Work

It’s been three years since progressive, technical death metal act Rivers of Nihil released the groundbreaking and critically acclaimed Where Owls Know My Name (Metal Blade Records). Three long years which have seen a global pandemic almost bring the entertainment industry to its knees. However, having already set 2020 aside to concentrate on writing, the Coronavirus outbreak only made minor dents in the Pennsylvanians plans and conceptual album The Work (Metal Blade) is the exhilarating and wonderfully confounding result.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Crown Initiate – Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape – Century Media

After a four year absence (a handful of single releases aside), Pennsylvania-based Black Crown Initiate return with their third full-length release, Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape (Century Media). From black metal to progressive rock via blasts of technical death metal, BCI effortlessly combine a whole range of differing styles resulting in their most captivating and assured record to date.

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Rivers Of Nihil Completes Recording Of New Album

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Rivers Of Nihil have reportedly completed recording sessions in Lancaster, PA with Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland producing for their new album, due out late summer via Metal Blade Records.

That’s a wrap! We put the finishing touches on the album number 2 today. Hold on to your butts… Photo by Caroline Kligge.

Posted by Rivers of Nihil on Friday, April 3, 2015