Rivers Of NihilWhere Owls Know My Name

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★★★☆ Rivers Of Nihil have really outdone themselves this time. Their third album adds a 70s’-prog sensibility to their already omnivorous brand of technical death metal. This seems to have squeezed out and refined some of the other voices in the band’s collective heads, and while not altogether foolproof, it culminates in a new maturity and gravitas. The playing is of course sick as always, but that’s all the more effective for just how much the band is giving their material room to breathe on this album. Also, the addition of saxophone on multiple songs is an inspired choice. A must-listen for sure; great job, RON!