Year : 2011
Genre : Progressive Metal
Label : InsideOut Music
Origin : United States
Rating : 8.8 / 10
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Redemption's freshest ruthlessly and triumphantly reinvigorates the hypercheesy semi-concealed bitterness ethos of the '80s, and proves that the aforementioned vibe sports timeless of a charisma enough to make you a secretive fan of it for life. And, preferably : beyond. Or, to make you someone who at the VERY least, denies her/his secret affection towards this particular feeling, that no doubt reigns as one of the most pronounced mood sets music is fond of revealing if asked properly. There were only two types of persons in the '80s, after all : a fan of Modern Talking, and a person who denied he is a fan of it.
This record sounds to be the exact album that contains the tracks that are perfectly suitable to flip into the spinner of the fictional TechNoir disco club, depicted in the first Terminator movie in 1984. You have heard the chick screaming on the top of her lungs that her desire towards you is such, indeed, that you got her burning in the third degree, - that song and the singing chick owns in so many ways - and it seems safe to say that you could pick any track from this Redemption record to be the next song without the patrons ending you in violent fashion.
On its latest full length, Redemption practically indulges - in a very good way - in the favorite metallic moods of the '80s that have that sorrowful/determined vibe going in, and the band manages to pull this off without falling into the '80s sci-fi anime trap. This is Flashdance with nuclear guitars. In character, this is the music you expect to twang up when renowned ninja alumni of the '80s Sho Kosugi finally evolves to be the Legit Ninja as result of thorough and diligent training sessions, conducted in the presence and continuous approval of his Master, who has a long white beard to sink fingers in while noticing the evident promise taking shape in his favorite prospect.
This kind of musical language always demanded super-diligent sobriety and honest interest in its workings from its creator, because it is extremely easy to fall into the melodrama pitfall when flattering this queen. And this queen also will bitchslap you if you harass her while she has nothing to do with you. On the positive end of the musical mood-spectrum Redemption channels its highly traditional and high quality content from, reigns Journey's Separate Ways, and, on the neutral to pessimistic spectrum, you have Redemption's current declaration, made in the spirit of the '80s at heart, but fueled by heft that is as current as ever. Read on to find out more about the release, or don't.
It clearly is the solid grasp of balance and a good taste for strong melodies that fluently and cunningly sell the content herein without you noticing buying it, and this is a good thing, because this is one of music's primer agenda, and all other talk about the matter is an attempt to bend this convenient truth.
Be wary : Redemption is out to deceive you, and will succeed at that masterfully, because the record starts out as a chrome chimera having a nervous/circuit breakdown, but it will soon find a myriad ways to assuage its frustrations via addressing those according to the moods outlined above. A key element of this release is that it is confident enough to take detours from the well trodden moods of stone-traditional classic metal, and emerges as not being afraid to introduce quite elegant and JUST properly emotional melodic singing that actually has convince power behind it, and not something the listener may get afraid the extremely slimy matter of. The record shows dignity all over its body, and this is a true accomplishment in the shady light the spin itself is a valiant and honest storyteller of.
This Mortal Coil has its healthy share of both tastily delivered doubt and inventively served angst, yet this angst, fortunately enough, still keeps a peace of mind at its core, and shapes the creation of legit, serious music as the intent to keep the focus on. During these intensified runs, the band brings you intricacy bordering on the experimental field. Very complex sonic stimulus that still manages to emerge coherent and related to its surroundings, showing zero interest to show off technical aptitude with hopes of getting real estate later on good old wankfest territory. This especially is evident throughout the spin's top of the tier guitar solos : these instrumental statements truly grab your attention via their sheer inventiveness and rabid elegance, gracing your ears with content that are privileges to revisit.
Redemption's latest is a deeply traditional-, and, paradoxically enough, modernistic offering, one that is born out of collective intent that can do with music whatever it wants. As such, this continuous objective to re-invigorate the spirit of the '80s via super-competent tools and skills, fuels a declaration that projects fresh and relevant light on the timeless patterns in the collective experience that are the '80s. Redemption's This Mortal Coil has all the chance in the whole wide world to hit the bullseye on the heart of any fan of the progressive metal genre, and comes as an immediate gogetitmylove for the person sharing that tender fixation on the '80s.
Rating : 8.8 / 10
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