(CD - #4406658)

Review by Steve Huey

The first Vomitory album to be released in the U.S., Redemption is an unrepentantly back-to-basics death metal album, pushed over the top by the band's undeniable musical chops (particularly the unbelievable drumming). It's the sort of grinding, unearthly, typically Swedish sound -- think early Entombed -- that isn't on the accessible end of the spectrum, but which is immensely appealing to hardcore death metal fanatics. And it's much better executed than many similar records. Redemption was originally issued on Fadeless and then given a wider American release by the Pavement label.