Riivaaja's Music

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Here's Riivaaja's discography (newest on top), including links to lyrics & mp3 files.
Note: Riivaaja's music can also be found at ftp://cadaver.homeftp.net and mikseri.net


Simulaatio I (Stanford) CD-cover Simulaatio I (Stanford) (single, September 2014): A single that contemplates the concepts of reality and simulation, and the almost impossible task of distinguishing between them.
1. Simulaatio I (Stanford) mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Hulluuden Vuorilla CD-cover Hulluuden Vuorilla (tenth CD, May 2009): This CD-EP consists of five short, violent and occultistic songs. Programmed drums.
1. Jeesus mp3
2. Irtautuminen mp3
3. Ristiinnaulittu mp3
4. Lovecraft mp3
5. Sinetti mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Avain Ja Portti CD-cover Avain Ja Portti (ninth CD, September 2008): An evil collection containing songs from 1999 - 2008. Vermis vobiscum!
1. Ratkaisu mp3
2. Saatana mp3
3. Orja mp3
4. Uhrieni Sielut mp3
5. Vapahtaja mp3
6. Joosef mp3
7. Mato mp3
8. Ninjamestari mp3
9. Tutkija mp3
10. Sankari mp3
11. Pimeä Puoli mp3
12. Syvä Jää II mp3
13. Ruumis mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Syvä Jää II cover Syvä Jää II (single, March 2008): A progressive single that tells the tale of an inventor ahead of his time. Riivaaja's longest epic so far, clocking nearly 7 minutes. Programmed drums.
1. Syvä Jää II mp3

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Stadion cover Stadion (single, July 2007): This relentlessly metallic single explores the results of extreme mental & physical development, as well as the internal voices that compel a traveller onwards. Programmed drums.
1. Stadion mp3
2. Kulkija mp3

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Järjestys cover Järjestys (single, December 2005): A powerfully rocking single that contemplates the concept of order and experimental methods to explore voluntary and involuntary loss of mental control. Programmed drums.
1. Järjestys mp3
2. Tutkija mp3

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Trilogia cover Trilogia (fifth demo, May 2005): This experimental demo features harmonica played by Dominus and comments the Finnish society from the viewpoint of an unhappy unemployed person, a stressed worker, and a man of the streets. Contains programmed drums!
1. Helvetti mp3
2. Kiirastuli mp3
3. Paratiisi mp3

Lyrics


Seitseman CD-cover Seitsemän (eighth CD, March 2005): Featuring Einherjar on drums again, this CD-EP combines rock & death metal influences seamlessly. This time, the songs explore the struggles and hardships of religious individuals, from a Muay Thai warrior to a slave working for his master under the burning sun.
1. Jumala mp3
2. Saatana mp3
3. Taistelija mp3
4. Sankari mp3
5. Peto mp3
6. Enkeli mp3
7. Orja mp3

Bonus tracks (recorded later, with programmed drums):
8. Seitsemän mp3
9. Pyhättö mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Jalleensyntyma CD-cover Jälleensyntymä (seventh CD, September 2002): The return of Riivaaja after a 2-year break, this is a death/thrash-record exploring the always inspiring topics of death, madness and occult. Because of time constraints (Einherjar moving to Joensuu), contains programmed drums.
1. Uhrieni Sielut mp3
2. Kuolema mp3
3. Pako mp3
4. Läpi Porttien mp3
5. Kunnia mp3
6. Mato mp3
7. Seitsemän Lordia, Seitsemän Porttia mp3
8. Sietämätön mp3
9. Ratkaisu mp3
10. Jälleensyntymä mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Riivaaja CD-cover Riivaaja (sixth CD, August 2000): Future-themed, rocking CD. Contains more clean vocals than latest albums but growling and metal sound are not forgotten either. This CD is the debut of our drummer Einherjar and it doesn't contain even a single computer-produced note. Instead, an Indian smell-flute is played.
1. Joosef mp3
2. Tauti mp3
3. Kosminen Yhteys mp3
4. Metalli mp3
5. Yhtye mp3
6. Erich Zannin Musiikki mp3
7. Oppilas mp3
8. Vartija mp3
9. Ylivertainen mp3
10. Pimeä Puoli mp3
11. Paskan Jälkeen mp3

Bonus tracks:
12. Pohjoisen Takana mp3
13. Rehtori mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Pappi CD-cover Pappi (fifth CD, July 1999): A CD-EP filled with stories about heroes of their own lives, where Riivaaja has continued its development away from mainstream metal, in favor of more solemn presentation. Most songs deal with religious subjects, however with a viewpoint that not necessarily delights the average christian.
1. Vapahtaja mp3
2. Parantaja mp3
3. Ninjamestari mp3
4. Pappi mp3
5. Tuhon Päivä mp3
6. Ruumis mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Vihasta Lihaan CD-cover Vihasta Lihaan (fourth CD, May 1998): Contains Viha, Lapin Sota, Lento 666 Helvettiin and Liha-demos. In the cover an alien-devil impales Cadaver & Dominus. Lyrics of Liha-demo are included!


Liha (fourth demo, May 1998): This is undoubtedly Riivaaja's weirdest demo. Contains 2 harsh thrash-whippings ("Silmä" and "Marttyyri"), one slow & ominous song ("Liha") and a weird acoustic rock ballad ("Syvä Jää"), which contains a surprise... This demo was also sent to Soundi magazine! Read the review!

1. Liha mp3
2. Marttyyri mp3
3. Silmä mp3
4. Syvä Jää mp3

Bonus track:
5. Riivaajan Aamuhartaus mp3

Lyrics


Filosofi CD-cover Filosofi (third CD, October 1997): In addition to the Lento666-demo's material, this CD contains weird, almost insane songs like "Massa Psykoosi" and "Taistelu" which portrays war by noise generated with guitar and bass. Of course contains also traditional fast/rocking songs.
1. Kostaja mp3
2. Massa Psykoosi mp3
3. Aamunkoitto mp3
4. Kolmas Valtakunta mp3
5. Erakko mp3
6. Lento 666 Helvettiin mp3
7. Tuska mp3
8. Ockulta mp3
9. Filosofi mp3
10. Taistelu mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Lento 666 Helvettiin (third demo, June 1997): Contains four songs that represent a twisted rock direction. This demo was sent to Soundi too and it was praised as progress, compared to the previous! Read the review!

1. Lento 666 Helvettiin mp3
2. Aamunkoitto mp3
3. Kostaja mp3
4. Kolmas Valtakunta mp3

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1994-1997 CD-cover 1994-1997 (second CD, April 1997): The second CD contained the best of the old songs, 2 first demos re-recorded and three new songs ("Pedon Esiinmarssi, "Täydellinen Maailma" and "Maailman Luominen"). Last of them is an experimental instrumental song made with computer. High sound quality compared to Riivaaja's previous recordings. Two copies of this CD were donated to Ii Library.
1. Pedon Esiinmarssi mp3
2. Astral Struggle mp3
3. O.O.B.E mp3
4. Tales From The Land Of No Return mp3
5. The Ghostwriter mp3
6. Back From The Dead mp3
7. Open The Book Of The Worm mp3
8. Turned Priest mp3
9. Rokki Elämää mp3
10. Glen Pelastaa mp3
11. Viha mp3
12. Law Of Osiris mp3
13. Tuntematon Sotilas mp3
14. Baptized In The Name Of Satan mp3
15. Lapin Sota mp3
16. Ristiretki mp3
17. Kylväjä mp3
18. Riivaaja mp3
19. Täydellinen Maailma mp3
20. Maailman Luominen mp3

Lyrics Booklet


Inho Ja Viha (first CD, January 1997): This first experimental Riivaaja-CD never saw the day of light. It contained the demos so far, the Rotuaari gig and Messinkimuna-lineup's live version of Lapin Sota.


Lapin Sota (second demo, December 1996): This demo was never released because the half-year "quarantine" to Soundi magazine was still effective and after that had ended, new songs had already been written. In hindsight, this demo contains almost too simple verse-chorus songs.

1. Lapin Sota mp3
2. Ristiretki mp3
3. Kylväjä mp3
4. Riivaaja mp3

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Viha (first demo, Autumn 1996): Very blasphemous sound quality. First experiment with the four-track, the monitoring system was very bad and because of that different tracks were played severely off-time. (Our playing skill was better than what this demo suggests) The demo was sent to Soundi magazine for a review and the Demo-Uncle thought the lyrics were hilarious. However, it made it to the halfway of that month's "pile". Read the review!

1. Viha mp3
2. Law Of Osiris mp3
3. Tuntematon Sotilas mp3
4. Baptized In The Name Of Satan mp3

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Rotuaari gig (May 1996): Climax of Gehenna's trio lineup. This was some kind of schools' music happening, containing also more "classy" performers. During the trip we sat in the back of the gig bus, disgusted at by the others. That had attitude! During the set we had to lower the volume, this is a miracle because all noise (except vocals) came from our own amps. After this gig inspiration to rehearse with the trio dropped. Note! This gig was recorded with a video camera and was transferred to Inho & Viha-CD by mic'ing the speaker of the TV! :-)

1. Dogma
2. Tales From The Land Of No Return
3. Turned Priest
4. Suicide Candidate
5. Baptized In The Name Of Satan

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Saatanallisia Säkeitä (rehearsal tape from Joni's home, spring 1996): Contains the songs from Saatanallisia Äänityksia played better, and some rare songs. Recording was done with one microphone connected to Joni's mini-stereos, and vocals & bass used the same amp, so sound quality was blasphemous.

1. Turned Priest mp3
2. Suicide Candidate mp3
3. Tales From The Land Of No Return mp3
4. Dogma mp3
5. Baptized In The Name Of Satan mp3
6. Behind The North mp3
7. Vermis Mysteriis mp3
8. Gehenna mp3

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Saatanallisia Äänityksiä (rehearsal tape from school, beginning of 1996): First recording of Gehenna. We had a rehearsal turn once in a week at the school, and played there as a trio with Joni Jokirinta (drums). Recording was done with one mic and a small tape recorder.

1. Tales From The Land Of No Return mp3
2. Dogma mp3
3. Suicide Candidate mp3
4. Turned Priest mp3
5. Baptized In The Name Of Satan mp3
6. Satanus Infernus (11-minute improvisation) mp3

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