Rising from the 'where have they been' folder is Greek band Redrum after a six year absence from the studio. Time has been good to the band as Victims of Our Circumstances is a generally strong and entertaining album of melodic hard rock.
Redrum:: Dust in Your Eyes (Official).
Much of this strength comes from the band working together with vocalist Michael Bormann's in his own RMB Studios. Even better, another positive ingredient is Redrum's exceptional songwriting skills which has crafted some simply catchy rock tunes. By example, on Dust in Your Eyes the band successfully blends rock, blues, and symphonic elements in a compelling arrangement.
Additionally, the band produced some rock anthems fit for radio play with Scream and You Can't Buy No Hero. You have some ballads in Empty Promises and Mother I'm Coming Home (not to be confused with similarly titled Ozzy tune 'Mama ...'). You get another small taste of blues side with Have a Nice Day and the smoldering title track. The album rounds out with the inspirational You're the Voice. Weaker songs include Pokerface and Dirty White Boy (again not a cover of the Foreigner tune) in the middle of the album. But I might also add that after these songs my interest waned and didn't peak again until the closer. Nevertheless, as mentioned at the start, Victims of Our Circumstances is a generally strong and entertaining album of melodic hard rock, and gets better with several spins. It's good to have Redrum back, too. Recommended.
It's good to have Redrum back: Victims of Our Circumstances is a generally strong and entertaining album of melodic hard rock, and gets better with several spins.
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