Redemption are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a progressive form of power metal and this is a review of their live 2014 album "Live From The Pit" which will be released in September by Sensory Records.
Keyboard and audience sounds start off the album with the keys bringing in a symphonic and epic feeling to the recording and after the intro the music goes more into a more of a power metal direction along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful and they also mix the keyboards in with the heavy parts which are more in the 80's metal direction.
After awhile progressive rock elements are added into the bands musical sound along with some melodic vocals and you can also hear some melody and a mixture of both clean and heavy part s in the bands musical sound and the solos and leads the band uses are in a very melodic progressive metal direction.
Most of the tracks are very long an d epic in length and as the album progresses a few power ballads find their way onto the recording and the heavier part s also start showing more of a modern approach to progressive metal and spoken word samples can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and after a few long and epic tracks the songs start to get more short in length while also remaining true to a heavy and progressive sound while they also have more longer songs towards the end of the recording.
Redemption plays a progressive style of power metal that utilizes both old school and modern elements of this genre as well as adding in some 70's progressive rock to create their own sound, the production sounds very professional along with all of the songs being recorded live while the lyrics cover dark, philosophical and poetical themes.
In my opinion Redemption are a very great sounding progressive/power metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this live album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Suffocating Silence" "Noonday Devil" "Nocturnal" and "The Death of Faith And Reason". 8 out of 10.