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5 stars Ray Alder has always been a vocalist that I could never get into. I tried to listen to his stuff with Fates Warning and found music enjoyable but his vocals were just to high and airy. Redemption, as to say, compeletly threw me for a loop. When I heard this album for the first time I would have to say it was incredible metal! Progressive Metal at that! Saphire is one of those songs I listen to more than I should. One day, however, I was exploring these guys' band information and discovered that Fates Warning's singer was the singer here. I couldn't believe it, because I loved the vocals on Redemption. I went and listened to both the bands again and was instantly susprised by the simularity. I said: Jeez, they kinda sound like the same singer or something. Just to be ironic. From then on Ray Alder has been a vocalist I can relate too, and Fates Warning is somewhat more enjoyable, must I say more.

The Fullness of Time: A great album, great music, with excellent style. I love this stuff, Redemption is by far (at least this album) one of the most satisfying progressive Metal bands to listen to. I love them as much as Dream Theater, Ayreon, and Kamelot (to list a few of my favorites). Ray Alder is spectacular and lets is vocal abilities shine! Plus, they have the sixteen minute song Saphire. A must listen to all progressive rock or metal listeners. I don't care who you are, wheather you listen to metal or not, or if you even listen to progressive or not. This is a must hear song. Glorious. The songs before Saphire, is just a mere warm up for this one. They are awsome and express power and emotion in the best ways. They have a unique sound that makes it easy to pick them out of the crowd as a band worth loving. Then the songs following Saphire are great wind downs to finish of the album, they are awsome. "The Fullness of Time" is what the last songs are called. Starting with the powerful and angry song called Rage and calming down with progressive excellence to Transendence, one of my favorite songs under Saphire from this album.

Every song is delightful and incredbile. Instrument work is complex, musically correct, and beautiful. These guys knew what they were doing when they made these songs, and did a beyond expected job. If you like to hear the musical value of metal, then take these guys. Awsome is what you'd call it!

In conclusion, I'd recommend this album to anyone who loves rock, metal, and other genres. It's got the power and inspiration and the glory to go far. Their next album will be highly anticipated and surely a sucess with the step in progress they've made. 5/5 stars for a true Progressive rock/metal masterpiece. I love a lot of music, Rush and Dream Theater I almost worship, Redemption is one of those bands I listen to frequently and never get sick of.

Xeroth | 5/5 |


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