Scriv’s Favorite Albums of 2018: Rivers of Nihil, Where Owls Know My Name

Alright, let’s say you’ve got an album by a band called Rivers of Nihil (spooky), and they’ve got a real spiky logo (at least it’s legible) and the album cover is a Dan Seagrave (he’s done all their album covers)–you, and most everybody else, will probably conclude that this is a metal album.  But from the very first chord, if you’re even remotely familiar with the genre, you can further guess that Where Owls Know My Name isn’t going to be just another metal album (and if you’re not, you’ll come to the same realization around when the first saxophone solo kicks in).  Even then, you still might not expect how beautifully written, how emotive, how powerful an experience it ends up being.

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