Like Linkin Park? Check out Riverline!

Discussion in 'Other Music' started by MagmaXtreme, Mar 4, 2014.

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What do you think of the music made by Riverline?

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    MagmaXtreme

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    Hey guys,

    I came across a new band by the name of Riverline on youtube, they are very clearly inspired by LP (particularly their old nu-metal style). I listened to some of their songs on their youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv3K9esYV6oMQJWZiRnYeVw , they also have a soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/riverl1ne and a main page at vk.com/riverline for updates) and was amazed!

    I would like to point out that I am not a member of the band pretending to be a fan ( you can find my comments on their vids on youtube if you're that suspicious.)

    These guys really bring home the old LP style with a fresh new vibe, I know I'm not alone when I say I miss those older songs LP made in their glory days (songs from Hybrid Theory and Meteora) such as Numb, In The End, By Myself etc.

    I think they have some great potential if they stay committed to their work and persevere, they have some great beats that need vocals and it would be a waste to leave them as instrumentals only (LP had very awesome instrumentals like Basquiat , Omnious and Cumulus that I think would be amazing if they had lyrics).

    So what are your thoughts and opinions and what do you think of them in general?
     
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    Anonymous Person

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    I wish that they would put vocals in their songs but i am with you on missing the old lp songs. I like Riverline because they remind me of those days.
     
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    ernieball003

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    "Like Linkin Park?" will probably go down as the most redundant question in the history of this site.

    "Na, Linkin Park suck. I'm just here for the pie."
     
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    Erica

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    Does this mean there's no pie?

    Edit: Jesus they're an exact replica...
     
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    [video=youtube;lrNrLly1vvM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrNrLly1vvM[/video]
     
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    MagmaXtreme

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    Heard of a rhetorical question?
     
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    ernieball003

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    No, what's that?

    As far as the band goes, they're basically what Flymore is to Korn.

    Some people might dig a Twonkie, but it just ain't the same as a Twinkie. That's what makes Ho-Ho's and Fudge Rounds so good, they don't try to emulate Twinkies, they're just they're awesome selves.
     
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    Zak

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    I don't particularly like Linkin Park.
     
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    TheZlajaZlo

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    Even the artwork and logo...

    Pass.
     
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    Way to assume we're all men. Sexist.

    Congrats! Here's a cookie.

    Nu-metal died a decade ago. Let it rest.

    Man, I've been missing those simplistic power chords and angsty lyrics about how much life sucks.

    I mean no offense to you, but nu-metal and all of its children should stay dead. Move on. Let go.
     
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    I'm sorry, but there's a point in time where as an artist, you have to do something unique that totally represents who you are. This Riverline band fails to do that. The only way I would think this would be good is if it was a side project from one of the members of Linkin Park. I get that they are influenced and all, but, there is a fine line between being influenced and straight up plagiarism. I feel this band crosses that line. They should change their name to The Shia Lebeoufs.
     
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    Susy

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    A song titled ''Drawing'', with just strings and weird kick drums?

    A song called ''Megatron''?

    I mean, the guy(s) try, but this is basically Linkin Park demos.
     
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    Qwerty19

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    I like this. Even if there is no creativity whatsoever, it sounds good to my ears. Generally, all those old-LP copycats have been ruined with some pretty bad vocals IMO. This don't have ones and it's a good thing in my book, because those instrumentals are nice :)

    Somehow, I'm sure you like pretty simplistic music too
     
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    ernieball003

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    It's the Uncanny Valley of music.
     
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    MagmaXtreme

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    1. The word 'guys' can be gender-neutral in this context, so I was basically saying "Hey everyone", its happened many times before where its been used to refer to both genders, look it up if you don't believe me.

    2. I love how you assumed that I haven't "moved on" from nu-metal music, just goes to show you can't really know someone on the internet. I like the direction LP is heading and one of my favourite songs from them is When They Come For Me, I find it to be a powerful track. I do admit to enjoy listening to their older stuff more at times (Meteora is my favourite album) but that doesn't mean I really "thirst" for their old sound.

    I like Riverline because they remind me of the old LP sound yet their tracks sound uniquely theirs. These songs they make I feel are more electronic and have more variety than LPs old music did (If you go to their vk page and check out their other music you will see what I mean).
     
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    Qwerty19

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    Fine, but how is that related to my comment? The bottom line was that simplistic music doesn't equate bad music. You more than probably enjoy even one single song with a simple guitar riff or a simple beat or a minimalistic instrumental or whatever. I don't need to know you personnaly to say that.
     
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    You're wasting your time home slice.
     
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    Qwerty19

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    I know. Lesson learned I guess :lol:
     
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