hasn't exactly been a great year for progressive music, way too many
middle-of-the-road releases with no substance have seen the light of day, but September surely changed
that and we have been blessed with no less than four excellent albums: Porcupine Tree, Voyager, Subsignal
and, last but not least Redemption within a month.
the album you should pick up if you:
* feel a bit let down by Dream Theater's
* want to hear the best progressive
metal album released in 2009.
* have a hard time believing that
Redemption has taken a huge step forward from "The Origins of Ruin".
* want to hear the most mature, well
constructed, crafted and produced album from Redemption (so far).
* - like me - loves Ray Alder's voice,
and he puts everything he has ever recorded in the shade with this album.
* want to hear to which heights one of
the most undervalued guitarists Nicolas van Dyk has taken his band on this
* want to hear a perfectly balanced and well produced progressive metal album.
* don't want to miss out on of the best albums in 2009, a very strong contender
for album of the year.
stop the praising now, and suggest that you experience this album for yourself;
otherwise you'd be missing out on something exceptional.