Album – Home – Redemption

Posted by admin on May 17th, 2006

OK, so this is a bit of a departure for me. I’ve never been a big fan of the whole Goth scene, whether it’s the music or the look, but after hearing a track from Redemption, on the Dark Compass podcast(hello Rowley), that little light bulb pinged in my head and I had to find out more about the band.

Formed in 1996, they’ve certainly been around for a while. However this is only their first full length album. It’s a little bit light on tracks, only having 8, but they are all around the 6-7 minute mark, so you still get the full album experience.

I have to say the opening track “Times Like These”, is the one that sells me the whole bands sound. It’s a great mix of power pop, swirling electro and the sound of Goth, thanks to lead singer Miah. For anyone that was a fan of The Mission, The Cult or Sisters of Mercy, I think you’ll take an instant shine to Redemption. Admittedly not to everyone’s taste, but sometimes you just have to open yourself to new bands and sounds and I’m glad I did, because this is one great album.

I’ve listened to this album quite a few times and I can just imagine some of the tracks being included on Goth/vampire type movie soundtracks, especially movies like Underworld. Apart from the opening track, my favorites would have to be the title track “Home” and “Pulse”.

Conclusion : If you are after something a bit different, give this a try. I had some reservations, but I have to admit, I’m a convert.

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