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THE ORIGINS OF RUIN

Redemption

 

Progressive Metal

4.04 | 158 ratings

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Sophocles
5 stars Redemption's third work and most promising after "Fullness of Time". Can they achieve perfection this time?

This album has everything a prog metal fan needs. Riffs are powerful and speedy, solos too, a solid rhythm section and a voice that stands to the occasion. We could't expect less from mr Ray Alder. I can only repeat what I read in a review somewhere: he knows perfectly how to put his voice on songs with weird time signatures. But I must also add that with his great voice ,he performs perfectly the beautiful lyrics of this album.

Although I rarely take time to mention specific songs I must make an exception here: I think "Memory" is the best song of 2007 - so far! It has everything: A great keys intro that develops to a riff that cuts like a knife. The beautiful melody of the chorus and the shreddy solo that follows leads to the grand finale that leaves you with an optimistic taste for the sad story of the lyrics. This song is so solid and complete.

The album's melancholy expressed through the lyrics starts from the beginning and climaxes in "Origin of Ruin". IMHO there lies the bottom of it. From there starts the ascending through positive messages. A concept is implied from the front and back cover images, but it takes time to be discovered. You just have to explore it.

This album deserves to be treated as a masterpiece of prog metal. Redemption delivered their best effort so far.

Sophocles | 5/5 |

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