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The River


The are multiple artists with this name:

1) The River is a doom metal band formed in Croydon, England, UK 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. Light from the blocked out windows cast shadows across the walls, the haze only adding to the core of the sound as the aural mantra continued. The constant tapping of the rain outside only added to the rhythm & flow, not a heavy downpour but a constant nonetheless, mixing with the evening sun to cast a kaleidoscope of colours sprawling through the air. The River flows onwards.


2001 - The River (demo)
2003 - Oneiric Dirges in Mono (demo)
2005 - Different Ways To Be Haunted (demo)
2006 - Drawing Down The Sun (full-length)
2008 - Broken Window (EP)
2009 - In Situ (full-length)

2) The River is an atmospheric post-metal band from Brisbane, Australia. “Dragged Through The Night” is the band debut EP, with two stunning atmospheric and powerful tracks. The River play heavy and tensed shoegazing atmospheres.

3) The River was a short lived Southern California doom metal band. Formed in 2010, released two tapes one being a split.


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  • Solstrykare

    BROKEN SPIRIT THEORY 4 ever and ever.

    10 Jan 6:42pm Reply
  • Etilomantalini

    both River tapes are up for free download

    1 Jun 2014 Reply

    Awesome sound, interesting band.

    2 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Divine-Empyreal

    What is this new EP?!!! A recollection of the old demos or something?!!

    4 Feb 2014 Reply
  • AcronymBlood_

    great band, need more female fronted doom

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Ken_Oh

    Another band I miss.

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • MelankoliaGoth

    I don't really know what to say about this, there's something unusual, and I can not recognize what makes me feel like I don't really want to listen to this, there's something I can not tell what is it in the music, and the vocal is kinda weird.. anyway, I'm still for an unknown reason listening to this band and trying to figure what the hell it is..

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • GenocideGod

    'Cause disco is the sound of apocalyptic doom & gloom.

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
  • joesasquatch

    why is this disco crap playing on my doom channel?

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Sinfull_Sheff

    great sound)

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Divine-Empyreal

    Great Music!

    28 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ikikid

    Amazing voice and wonderfully depressing guitars.

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • cedrusewigkeit

    Are CD copies of 'Drawing Down the Sun' available anywhere? If you can guide me to them, I would be happy :)

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Psicosombra

    Increibles, desdeluego se han convertido en una de mis bandas preferidas!

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • whatthehellami

    loves broken window

    19 Sep 2011 Reply
  • TheUnhinged

    Who the hell tagged this as gothic?

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sanjatrenje

    10 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Anagaroth

    nice music.nice vocal ... rainy sound.

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Malign_Paradigm

    Exactly what Tom and ALWC just said below.

    5 Jun 2011 Reply
  • ALWC

    Yeah, there's definitely something very reminiscent of 90s alt-rock in their sound (I'd compare it to bands like Garbage more than Kittie, though), and I also think it's mostly the vocals, though I feel like there's something else in the music I can't quite put my finger on which also gives that feel. I like that element too, myself- it actually goes a lot better with this kind of doom metal than one might think, and even though I don't listen to 90s alt-rock anymore it's a sound that invokes nostalgic memories for me...

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
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