Ah relief. California’s Redemption just released their second full-length CD “The Fullness of Time” pumping out the power metal. You want to know an undiscovered secret? Redemption. This band fires away with their opening song “Threads” and its high potency rock. I mean ear-pounding music will make your ears ring for days as the keyboards echo throughout the song.
Lead vocalist Ray Alder does not need any introduction as he is one of the best-known vocalists in music. Adler’s work can be heard with Engine, Syrus, and Fates Warning. Mr. Adler’s vocals could be described as a power metal version of Tommy Shaw (Styx) and Steve Walsh (Kansas). The guitar playing by Bernie Versailles and Nick Van Dyk is a special treat for all to hear. Versailles and Van Dyk explode on every track making this collaboration made in heaven as they trade solos.
“Sapphire” shows the melodic side of Redemption and brings heavy keyboards in the vein of Styx with a harder edge. Each member of Redemption shows their skills. “II Despair” is the highlight track on “The Fullness of Time.” The song has dimension that is not heard on the other songs. The song tells a story of deceit and betrayal of a trust that was given.
Ending the CD is “IV Transcendence” - leaving you with a sense of ‘Where has this band been?’ and ‘When will I get to see them live?’
- Ray Alder - Vocals
- Nick van Dyk - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Keyboards
- Bernie Versailles - Lead Guitars
- James Sherwood - Bass
- Chris Quirarte - Drums
- Parker's Eyes
- The Fullness of Time I: Rage
- The Fullness of Time II: Despair
- The Fullness of Time III: Release
- The Fullness of Time IV: Transcendence