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Release date: 6 July 2009
Style: Progressive metal


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Disc I
01. Hyperactive
02. Driven To Destruction
03. Egoist Hedonist
    1 - Different?
    2 - Hedonist Party
    3 - Straw Man Dance
04. Left Out
05. Hybrid Times

Disc II [Limited Edition DVD Live in Amsterdam]
01. Volte-Face
02. I Turned You Down
03. Reality Dream III
04. Beyond The Eyelids
05. Conceiving You
06. Ultimate Trip
07. 02 Panic Room

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Additional info
Polish release date: 7th July, 2009 by Mystic Production.
Worldwide release on July 28th, 2009 by InsideOut.

Album cover and artwork by Travis Smith.

Special version of the album with a bonus DVD containing a part of the concert recorded in Paradiso club (Amsterdam) in December 2008 during the Reality Dream Tour. DVD tracklist:
1. Volte-Face
2. I Turned You Down
3. Reality Dream III
4. Beyond the Eyelids
5. Conceiving You
6. Ultimate Trip (excerpt)
7. 02 Panic Room

Staff review by

This is it! This – this! – is the Riverside that I've been waiting for ever since I heard their first album Out of Myself. This – and not the two albums released meanwhile – is the most worthy successor to the album that had me hooked for weeks and weeks. Not that I have anything bad to say about Second Life Syndrome or Rapid Eye Movement. On the contrary, those were good Riverside albums. But those didn't shine like the first one. Or like this one does. Fresh. Sharp. Bright.

published 08.07.2009 | Comments (27)

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tea[m]ster - 16.07.2012 at 22:51  
Rating: 9 No comments about this monster of a prog album? The album length worried me at first glance but each song is sooo good that it doesn't matter. Michal Lapaj really stands out for me on this album.
Mr. Doctor - 16.07.2012 at 23:24  
Written by tea[m]ster on 16.07.2012 at 22:51
The album length worried me at first glance but each song is sooo good that it doesn't matter.

Quality over quantity indeed. Always preffer a short album with only brilliance to be heard than an album that is very long and it's brilliant but with some parts that are "just good".
Darth Mitchell - 29.01.2013 at 00:37  
Rating: 9 Can't imagen I didn't knew this band before Shrine of new Generation Slaves! This is one of the best prog albums I've ever heard. "Egoist Hedonist" is one of the best prog songs of the last years! Differend instruments makes it interesting every time you hear it!
Unhealer - 31.07.2013 at 21:50  
Rating: 9 This one gew on me immensely, probably my favourite Riverside album right now.
_deepblack - 24.09.2014 at 01:36  
Rating: 8 This is what happens when Riverside adds more metal to its music really great album

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