Origin: Reading, Pennsylvania, USA  
Genres: Death Metal
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Page online: February 21, 2017
Last update/review: February 21, 2017

Rivers Of Nihil

Hailing from Pennsylvania, Rivers Of Nihil formed in 2009 and went the indie route for a time, releasing two EPs before signing to the everpresent Metal Blade label. They've released two albums since that signing, and their 2015 effort Monarchy shows the band squarely in the progressive/technical death metal camp, with harsh (and a bit one-dimensional) vocals overlaid some impressive riffing. Tech death bands sometimes get lost in their own complexity, but these guys rein it in enough while still exercising their chops.

Current Members

Jake Dieffenbach

vocals

Jon Topore

guitars

Brody Uttley

guitars

Adam Biggs

bass/vocals

Jared Klein

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jon Kunz

guitars

Ron Nelson

drums

Alan Balamut

drums



Discography


Hiearchy  EP
2010
  1. Chambers of Civility
  2. Human Adaptation
  3. Ultimate Sentience
  4. Postmortem Prostitution
  • Jake Dieffenbach
  • Jon Kunz
  • Brody Uttley
  • Adam Biggs
  • Ron Nelson



Temporality Unbound  EP
2011
  1. Arise in Repeat
  2. (sin)chronos
  3. Vacuous
  4. Birth of the Omnisavior
  5. Sea of Neurons
  6. Epoch of Emptiness
  • Jake Dieffenbach
  • Jon Kunz
  • Brody Uttley
  • Adam Biggs
  • Ron Nelson



The Conscious Seed Of Light  
2013 Metal Blade
  1. Terrestria I: Thaw Instrumental
  2. Rain Eater
  3. Birth of the Omnisavior
  4. Soil & Seed
  5. Central Antheneum
  6. Mechanical Trees
  7. Place of Serpents
  8. Human Adaptation
  9. A Fertile Altar
  10. Airless
  • Jake Dieffenbach
  • Jon Kunz
  • Brody Uttley
  • Adam Biggs
  • Ron Nelson



Monarchy  
2015 Metal Blade
  1. Heirless
  2. Perpetual Growth Machine
  3. Reign of Dreams
  4. Sand Baptism
  5. Ancestral, I
  6. Dehydrate
  7. Monarchy
  8. Terrestria II: Thrive
  9. Circles in the Sky
  10. Suntold
  • Jake Dieffenbach
  • Jon Topore
  • Brody Uttley
  • Adam Biggs
  • Alan Balamut



Where Owls Know My Name  
2018 Metal Blade
  1. Cancer / Moonspeak
  2. The Silent Life
  3. A Home
  4. Old Nothing
  5. Subtle Change (Including the Forest of Transition and Dissatisfaction Dance)
  6. Terrestria III: Wither
  7. Hollow
  8. Death Is Real
  9. Where Owls Know My Name
  10. Capricorn / Agoratopia
  • Jake Dieffenbach
  • Jon Topore
  • Brody Uttley
  • Adam Biggs
  • Jared Klein




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