Power of Metal.dk Review

Road to Redemption
Style: Death/Thrash Metal
Release date: 24 May, 2013
Playing time: 53:39

This band from Austria has been active since 1995 and this is only their second full length album...? Since their beginning the band has on average had 1 new member a year and that will perhaps be the reason for not being that productive. It took 9 years after their debut to release this, their second album: 'Road to Redemption'.

The style is a combination of death and thrash. A kind of mixture of Kreator and with the melody of In Flames. The vocals are harsh and raw and the tempo of the songs is fast most of the time. Nothing wrong so far, but I have a little problem with the production, especially the drum sound. The toms sound a bit flaw and the cymbals are mixed too far in front. Listening to this album from start to finish isn't a problem though, but after that I don't feel the urge to listen to it immediately again. Therefore the songs don't sound interesting enough and they do not really stick. When I take this years other thrash/death albums into account, I have to conclude that this album is average, but with potential.

I'm sure there will be a public for them and the last track "Kill the Need MMXII" underlines that, in the last track the vocals are more in grunting style and that really works for me.

01. Road to Redemption
02. Misery of Peace
03. War Has Come
04. Fading Away
05. Phoenix Rising
06. The Gods Await
07. Never Ending Hate
08. Rise to Dominate
09. Echoes From the Past
10. Peacemaker
11. Kill the Need MMXIII
Label: Noiseheadrecords
Distribution: Wild Horizon Media
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 22 May, 2013
Website: www.myspace.com/darkfallmusic