AOTY 2019

Where Owls Know My Name

Rivers of Nihil - Where Owls Know My Name
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 45 ratings
2018 Ratings: #348
March 16, 2018 / Release Date
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piresfacada
95
underrated af
arsmoriendiou81
80
Reading, PA’s Rivers of Nihil’s latest and greatest is an album I simply did not see coming. I was expecting good things considering the tracks put out before the album’s release, but the variety and thought that went into these tracks have shot Rivers of Nihil to the upper echelon of modern metal.

There are a shocking number of musical elements that come together here to provide for an exceptionally unified whole. From the awesome Prog keyboard solo in “Subtle ... read more
marmaladejacket
55
This album is just so bizarrely "ok".

The vocals are ok. The production is ok. The lyrics are ok. The saxophone makes it seem more complex and unique, but ultimately it feels like a gimmick; technically sound, but soulfully lacking, Rivers of Nihil's "Where Owls Know My Name" is well executed instrumentally but falls short in terms of memorability.

I struggle to say much about it because I feel that I am next to indifferent about my experience with the album, and I do ... read more
laz456
75
Definitely one of the best metal albums of the year.
itsyahboinoah
47
Nothing special here, just your typical average prog-metal record here.
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Year End Lists

#2/Metal Injection

Track List

  1. Cancer / Moonspeak
  2. The Silent Life
  3. A Home
  4. Old Nothing
  5. Subtle Change (Including the Forest of Transition and Dissatisfaction Dance)
  6. Terrestria III: Wither
  7. Hollow
  8. Death Is Real
  9. Where Owls Know My Name
  10. Capricorn / Agoratopia
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