Out of Myself

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Out of Myself
Studio album by
Released15 December 2003/21 September 2004
GenreProgressive rock
LabelLaser's Edge
Riverside chronology
Out of Myself
Voices In My Head

Out of Myself is the first full-length album by progressive rock/metal band Riverside released on 21 September 2004.[1] It was first released under The Laser's Edge [1] and is the first album in the boxed set Reality Dream Trilogy which includes Out of Myself, Second Life Syndrome and Rapid Eye Movement.[2]

Acclaim and Reviews[edit]

Riverside's debut full album Out of Myself was met with critical acclaim among progressive rock and metal reviewers. The album was described as "a rare thing of beauty" by MetalCrypt reviewer Bruce Dragonchaser.[3] Dries Doktor at Dutch Progressive Rock Page called the attention given this debut album "well deserved." [4] Boris at Metal Reviews stated that he was "lucky" to have "stumbled" on the album.[5] "...one of the most treasured pieces in my collection", noted Ivor at Metal Storm.[6]

Album Style[edit]

Out of Myself has been described as an "emotional musical journey",[1] "powerful in a subtle way", with "slight elements of metal, arena rock, grunge, and even dub." [7] At the same time, the album has been termed "the band's gentle first outing." [3] Built on the strength of Mariusz Duda's bass guitar, the music also relies on a soaring atmosphere of Jacek Melnicki's keyboards [6] and "long, weeping, long stretched high guitar notes" of Piotr Grudziński's lead guitar.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mariusz Duda; all music composed by Riverside.

1."The Same River"12:01
2."Out of Myself"3:43
3."I Believe"4:14
4."Reality Dream" (instrumental)6:15
5."Loose Heart"4:50
6."Reality Dream II" (instrumental)4:45
7."In Two Minds"4:38
8."The Curtain Falls"7:59



  • Mariusz Duda - vocals, bass, acoustic guitar
  • Piotr Grudziński - lead and rhythm guitars
  • Jacek Melnicki - keyboards
  • Piotr Kozieradzki - drums, percussion

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • With Krzysztof Melnicki: Trombone on "OK"


  • Arranged & Produced By Riverside
  • Recorded & Engineered By Jacek Melnicki
  • Mixed By Robert & Magda Srzednicki
  • Mastered By Grzegorz Piwkowski


  1. ^ a b c "Out Of Myself, by Riverside". The Laser's Edge. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  2. ^ "Riverside - Reality Dream Trilogy". www.riversideband.pl. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  3. ^ a b "The Metal Crypt - Review of Riverside - Out of Myself". www.metalcrypt.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  4. ^ a b "DPRP Reviews - 2004 - Volume 68". www.dprp.net. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  5. ^ "Riverside - Out Of Myself". www.metalreviews.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  6. ^ a b "Riverside - Out Of Myself review - Metal Storm". www.metalstorm.net. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
  7. ^ "Riverside - Out of Myself (album review 2) | Sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com. Retrieved 2016-01-08.