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Redemption - Snowfall On Judgment Day CD (album) cover




Progressive Metal

3.92 | 194 ratings

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3 stars Redemption is one of my favourite bands. I got introduced to the band with the excellent Fullness Of Time. I had high expectations of this release considering the great work they have done on previous albums.

As usual, I do not judge an album after only a few listens. If you do that, you might be missing some real gems! So I gave this CD quite a few spins because it immediately appeared to me that this album wasn't as likeable as quickly as Fullness Of Time.

After some extensive listening, I still think this is falling a little short. Most of the songs are good or really good. None of them are bad. It is a really consistent package of nicely crafted songs, the only problem with it, is being too consistent!

Still, with more listens, a few songs stand out. I like Blank And White World with its nice keyboard at the beginning and towards the end of the song. Fistful Of Sand is excellent and shines by being the heaviest song on the album. Another Day Dies brings something new with the presence of James Labrie along Ray Alder on the vocals. Very nice duo indeed!

Speaking of vocals, I found Ray Alder a little too buried throughout the album. I wish the vocals were more present, I think it would have give more emotions to this CD. Love Kills Us All/Life In One Day is a longer song with more textures to it, I wish the album had more song like this one.

Overall, this is a very decent album. If you like the other Redemption albums previous to this one, you will like this one too. It is a good addition to any prog-metal collection, but it certainly fails to really shine since it sounds a little too much the same. A very solid 3 stars, falling short of 4 stars due to the lack of nuances.

bluegecko | 3/5 |


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