Snowfall on Judgement Day
Style: Progressive Metal
Release date: September 25th 2009

2009 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.

This is the album you should pick up if you:
* feel a bit let down by Dream Theater's latest album.
* 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 album.
* 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.

I will stop the praising now, and suggest that you experience this album for yourself; otherwise you'd be missing out on something exceptional.



01. Peel
02. Walls
03. Leviathan Rising
04. Black And White World
05. Unformed
06. Keep Breathing
07. Another Day Dies
08. What Will You Say
09. Fistful Of Sand
10. Love Kills Us All / Life in One Day

Label: InsideOut Music
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Kenn Jensen
Date: October 12th 2009