En no Ozunu

by The River

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The Shrieks From Below
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The Shrieks From Below The River were hyped as the next big thing in doom a few years ago, but never quite scaled the heights predicted. I bought 'Drawing Down the Sun' but it didn't move me too much. Maybe because I became heavily into Funeral doom, or maybe I was narrow minded about female vocals. The album popped up on my iPod and I found myself being prompted to try their Bandcamp page, hence this purchase. It's slightly different from previous releases largely due to the absence of Vicky on vocals. Post- Doom ??
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Stories are hard to come by. They are there, of course. In the air, surrounding and teasing with their relative distance, but the right one can be so hard to find. Tuning into the static of the inky wet road in the rain, or the clear bright birdsong in the early spring walks can help bring them near, but at best it merely ripples their surface. The best are sometimes ignored, despite how close they are. The worst are sometimes there for all to see. This one, given time, will hopefully write itself...


released March 4, 2013

Stephen - Bass
Jason - Drums
Christian - Guitars



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The River UK

It started in 1999. The dust in the room began to dance & bask in the amber glow from the valves as the amps began to rumble into life. Adding the battery gave life to the monolith whilst the soothing tones of the voice healed the wounds from the bludgeon. The rain outside only added to the mantra being played in the early summer evening and the shadows that danced were in perfect step... ... more

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