Could a band position itself on the metal scene by making an album
that is mostly a mess and downright noisy? Not in my book.
There’s a lot of energy and brutality in this album, no doubt about
that, but what I really need for this to work is just one good song
that is one piece and not just scattered clusters of efficiency. The
video track Blueprints for Future Homes comes closest to what I’m
looking for, but, hell, there’s nothing new under the sun in that
college radio pleaser.
As I’ve hinted at, there are really good things on ‘Redeemer’, but
in the long run it doesn’t hold up when you’re left with a feeling
that this is primarily calculated noise for noise’s sake, however
attempted wrapped in a marketed shawl of emotional pretence.