Deliverance - River Disturbance (Collector's Edition)

Published Wednesday 4th March 2009
Deliverance - River Disturbance (Collector's Edition)
Deliverance - River Disturbance (Collector's Edition)

STYLE: Hard Music
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 74711-15132
LABEL: Retroactive Records RAR7853

Reviewed by Christian Cunningham

The California band's 1994 album finds itself remastered and featuring new artwork, with four bonus tracks added. Taking the prog-metal aspects to new heights, Jimmy Brown's experimentation on this album garnered much critical acclaim back in the day, but other fans turned their back on this in droves. Nowadays, it actually sounds rather contemporary, with the current resurgence of prog-rock sound in the mainstream of metal. Featuring some of their very best tracks ever recorded, "Belltower" is still the standout tune. The remixed version of "Belltower" is also surprisingly enjoyable in an industrial, Deathstars manner. The songs, after remastering, sound excellent, allowing more of Jimmy's fanatical experimentation to be audible, as evidenced on the weird and wonderful "Map" and the bombast of "After I Fell". This experimentation is something he covers on what is undoubtedly an excellent addition to this re-release: a spoken track of his thoughts and memories of recording this landmark Deliverance album. This re-release is one for the fans for sure, and if you never heard the original, check out this new version.

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