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Review Ruins by BetreutesProggen

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Happiness is found downstream. say. Which is why said Dead Men are making their way there. However, when you listen to Downriver Dead Men Go, you get the feeling that the band from Leiden (that's fitting!) joins this band. Gloomy, pathetic, melancholic, dead sad, suffering - one actually fears that DDMG have buried themselves a little too much in their badly staged sadness. The title track, which introduces the third album by the Dutchmen, begins with a melancholy metallic sound - pulpy keyboards form the basis on which two guitars can build up. It has a little something of Paradise Lost - this drama, this bombast.

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Review Ruins by Saiten Kult

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The group from Leiden in the Netherlands, now labeled as Cinematic Post Rock, naturally lives it out again in the realms of post rock on their third album. However, 'Ruins' does not traverse the usual wasteland. DOWNRIVER DEAD MEN GO sometimes build up the atmosphere of their compositions with cinematic elements, thus penetrating the usual melancholy that could also come from the Scandinavian region.

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First review of Ruins by MLWZ.PL

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The new album is another musical step forward for Downriver Dead Men Go and shows a slightly heavier and darker side of the band. The individual tracks that fill the program of the album "Ruins" have a wide dynamic range: from exploding guitars to a gentle whisper and touch the boundaries of different musical styles. However, to simplify the matter as much as possible, let's assume that it is spatial post rock in the truest sense of the word.

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Prog Magazine Review “A Sunday in September”

Dutch combo Downriver Dead Men go provide an instant contrast – “Their undeniable morose and downbeat style exploring far darker territory. With a vibe similar to Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor, theirs is a set of doom-laden textures, slow-building intensity and almost unrelenting tension.” Guitarist Michel Varkevisser delivers some lovely fretboard manoeuvres, channelling Gilmour in opener Ruins, jangling Chris Isaac in Walking Away and going frenetic during the big set closer Stone in My Heart.

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Kickstarter News

CD Ruins finally arrived

The CD ‘Ruins’ will soon be shipped to all of you who ordered it through our kickstarter campaign including, if chosen, your T Shirt.

For those who ordered the vinyl, you will receive a cd of Ruins as a gift. The vinyl will hopefully be available round December although nothing is certain in the world of vinyl. The gift is our way of saying sorry for the long wait.

But rest assured!

All our merchandise, including T Shirts of Ruins, Departures and some new designs we are working on will soon be available in our webshop.

Stay tuned!

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Mastering of new album Ruins completed

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The mastering process of our new Album Ruins has finally finished. We like to thank Silvia (Studio Moskou) for doing such a terrific job, it sounds amazing.
We also like to thank Floyd Raynor Atema for mixing our album, it was a difficult task but he managed to get the job done beyond our expectations. Well Done!
Now it’s time to reveal the artwork of our brand new album Ruins. The Art work is created by Daniel Martin.
Stay tuned for more details soon!
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New video Line In The Sand

Line In The Sand

The 4th of may is Remembrance Day in the Netherlands. To honour those who have fallen for our freedom, we made a video for the song Line in the Sand. This song was written two years ago, and is about war and all the madness that comes with it. Asking ourselves ‘who’s to decide, who lives and who dies, and who draws the line in the sand’. Sadly, the song is even more actual today than when it was written, with war raging once again in Europe. Lest we forget…

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