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Redrum – Victims of Our Circumstances Review

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Released by: RMB Records

Release Date: Out Now!!!

Genre: Melodic Rock

Links: www.facebook.com/RedrumOfficialGR

 

Line Up:

Athan Kazakis – guitar

Panos Baxevanis – guitar

Michael Bormann – vox

Thanos Sarketzis – drums

Alex Kidd – Bass

Marco Grasshoff – keyboard

 

Tracklist:

1.ONE OF US

2.SCREAM

3.YOU CAN´T BUY NO HERO

4.DUST IN YOUR EYES

5.EMPTY PROMISES

6.POKERFACE

7.DIRTY WHITE BOY

8.MOTHER I´M COMING HOME

9.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS

10.HAVE A NICE DAY

11.VICTIMS OF OUR CIRCUMSTANCES

12.YOU´RE THE VOICE

 

Michael Bromann is a well known singer, songwriter, musician, engineer and producer. Hailing from Germany he has been in the music business for over a quarter of a century. His established fans know his work from bands like Jaded Heart, Bonfire, Rain, and his solo records. Redrum, from Greece, is the latest band that Mr Bromann has lent his vocals talents to. Redrum’s latest CD, Victims Of Our Circumstances, is a great place to start for music fans, like myself, who are unfamiliar with Mr Bromann.

Victims is a great sounding record from start to finish with 12 songs spanning just over 53 minutes. Anyone who is a fan of melodic rock should really enjoy this album. It has a 70s/80s classic rock vibe mixed with some late 80s/early 90s hard rock. Think Foreigner and Bad Company mixed with Giant and Tyketto. The heavier electric guitars are perfectly balanced with their softer acoustic counterpart all blended with just the right amount of keyboards. Then add on top of all that Mr Bormann’s vocal work. The music stands on its own but his voice takes each song to higher plain. It’s ideal for melodic hard rock. Bluesy, raspy, emotional, passionate.

The songs range from the hard hitting Scream and Tear Down The Walls to the beautifully passionate Empty Promises and Mother I’m Coming Home.

One thing I always look for in a song is a cool guitar solo and this record has many. It’s hard to pick a favorite but the Dirty White Boy solo is a standout for me. As hard as it is to pick a favorite guitar solo it’s just as hard to pick a favorite song. Have A Nice Day, Dirty White Boy and the John Farnham cover You’re The Voice are favorites of mine.

The first song I heard off this album a month or so before it was released was Dust In Your Eyes. I love the way it goes back and forth between acoustic and electric guitars. I was a fan of the song the first time I heard it. I had high hopes for the album. I was not dissapointed. I was a fan of the album the first time I heard it. And it keeps getting better with each subsequent listen. It’s just a damn good record. Period.

 

 

Written by Jeff Dupas

Ratings    Jeff    8/10

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