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Reading, Pennsylvania's Rivers Of Nihil have never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018's Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they have forged further into new territory, delivering an album that is as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own. Inarguably a very dense, heavy collection, The Work is far too dynamic to be considered a solely metal record, and there is a genuine warmth that shows through, particularly on "Wait" and the gorgeous "Maybe One Day," and the band have included far more clean vocals alongside the screaming that tears through many of the heavier tracks. Courtesy of their friend Zach Strouse, saxophone once again adds extra layers of atmosphere to the collection, utilizing baritone, soprano and alto saxes to great affect.
Rivers of Nihil line-up:
Jake Dieffenbach - lead vocals
Brody Uttley - lead guitar, keyboards
Adam Biggs - bass, backing vocals
Jon Topore - rhythm guitar
Jared Klein - drums, backing vocals
The Work track-listing
1. The Tower (Theme from "The Work")
2. Dreaming Black Clockwork
6. The Void from Which No Sound Escapes
8. Tower 2
10. Maybe One Day
11. Terrestria IV: Work
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00:00 - On September 24th release of The Work
01:21 - Brody Uttley comments
01:59 - For the 'Focus' video
02:53 - Rivers of Nihil line-up
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