Described as a melodic yet violent take on progressive metal, The River Neva has provided a fresh outlook on the genre with their debut EP "Chemistry of Holocaust". It is clear that their thrash and progressive roots are on display in spades on "Holocaust" as Neva finds a way to create a roiling blend of catchy melodic progressions and furious brutality that produces a flawless taste of metal goodness that will make any fan of heavy music salivate. The collaboration between Neva and producer/engineer Rob Gil (Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Unearth) is a match made in metal heaven as the songs are crafted masterfully and the sonic onslaught only leaves the listener craving more. Ettore Rigotti's (Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Rise to Fall) mastering provides a distinct European flavor that makes the sound complete and chaotically unique.
“Chemistry of Holocaust,” the latest from local metal stalwarts River Neva, is an unrelenting barrage of sound, a veritable maelstrom of music that barely stops to breathe.” – Victor D. Infante, Worcester Telegram
“A five-piece to watch out for; Promoting a stellar five-track debut EP “Chemistry Of Holocaust,” the band (performed) an airtight, intricate, and dark balance of progressive metal and original Massachusetts metalcore – the real deal, the Swedish-influenced harmonic riffing of early All That Remains without a gauged earlobe in sight.” – Mike S., MetalUnderground
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