Blending the plaintive, often reflective sound of post-grunge with a metal edge, Red’s third album, Until We Have Faces, finds the band making its most polished album yet. Owing a lot to the production-heavy sound of bands like Linkin Park, the album has a slick studio sound that helps a band like Red to really shine. Given the breakout success of their last album, it’s clear that Red have spent the two years between 2009’s Innocence & Instinct and Until We Have Faces refining their sound rather than trying to reinvent it. While there’s always a danger of bands going stale, the gamble seems to have paid off here for them, and the album shows a band whose sound is as sweeping and heavy as it’s ever been, making this an album that’s sure to please longtime fans and make an easy convert out of anyone looking for some new post-grunge heaviness.
AllMusic Review by Gregory Heaney