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Reviews for USURPER:

The METAL OBSERVER – 9/10
“Across these 8 songs, the approach to riffcraft and structuring remains fluid, rolling on through classic doom, epic heavy, sprightly melodeath, and a few more reflective parts without batting an eyelid.””The Dutch crew truly have an innate grasp of songwriting that attends both to the details and the bigger picture.”

ROCKMUSICRAIDER– 8/10
“A fine flow of molten metal that solemnly waltzes forward on a dark stygian stream until it reaches its destination. “

MOSHVILLE TIMES
“I found the overall experience of the album woefully pleasant. “

EXTREME METAL MANIAC
“I couldn’t believe how calming or better yet, soothing this band’s music made me feel…. ……A dutch version of Opeth, yeah I’ll go that way. Strangely enough I can’t stand Opeth. But this release at this space in time is worthy.”

Portuguese (quotes translated)

METALNALATA – 9/10
“A great album, full of adjectives and layers. River Of Souls delivered material with a high degree of inspiration and intelligence.”

METAL HAMMER PT – 4/5
“………..shows us a group in excellent shape, in which the pieces fit together effectively, showing an endured process of composition without fear of embracing new sounds.”

German (quotes translated):

VAMPSTER
“RIVER OF SOULS are great songwriters. Heavy songs of first class quality and great arrangements with a lot of musical understanding run through all songs. There is actually no weak song on “Usurper”.

STORMBRINGER– 4/5
From Death Metal to Doom Metal or vice versa, RIVER OF SOULS easily switch roles in a way that the listener hardly notices it. Before a song on “Usurper” runs the risk of sounding bland, RIVER OF SOULS playfully change course.”

FFM ROCK Online Magazin 7.5/10
Variable mixture of nasty death metal and tons of atmospheric Doom melancholy with seamlessly flowing transitions over long stretches.”

BLEEDING 4 METAL
“… the album always surprises with amazingly thrashy passages, with wild string shredding, blast beats or a whipping drive that drives the pulse up, a temporary throaty-rough scream ,  individual wacky guitar solos and harmonic experiments that shape the musical happenings almost progressively – but almost always with an aggressive, biting character – ensuring the uncategorisability.”

Dutch : (quotes translated):

ARROW LORDS OF METAL– 8.6/10
You just hear a mature band who knows what they want and also propagates it professionally. I recommend everyone to give this band a try.”

AARDSCHOK – 77/100
melancholic death metal that is pleasant to listen to due to a healthy dose of melody, especially in the guitar lines.”

 

Review for  PROMETHEUS UNBOUND on the Apófis sampler 2019

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Reviews for THE WELL OF URD cd 2017:

Teeth of The Divine , and … a yearlist notification

Metal1.info  Lords Of Metal  RockMusicRaider   Transcending Obscurity

Wings Of Death  Zware Metalen  DarkView  Ultraje Rockhard

Metalstorm (userscore) , and a few yearlist notifications here, and here

Reviews for  THE NIHILIST ep 2018:

Teeth Of The Divine  Zware Metalen

 

Links to interviews :

Lords of Metal     Robex Lundgren

LIVE reviews

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