This could easily rival any of the albums in my top tier of Fates Warning releases. This album hearkens back to their classics like A Pleasant Shade of Gray and Parallels
, and show that despite such a long dormant period, it has had no effect on their writing abilities. Also gone is drum powerhouse Mark Zonder, but Bobby Jarzombek is a virtual Zonder clone fitting in nicely with the band. And Joey Vera proves yet again that he is one of the finest bassists alive.
The story keeps on borrowing elements of questioning ones own immortality, an uncertain future that starts off bleak and stranded in the sands of time but slowly passes through the depths of darkness into a more positive outlook on life and everything else. This is what I always enjoyed about Redemption