Surrey based metal newcomers The Redeemed have released their debut EP ” Obscured Misery ” which is a three track onslaught of aggressive metal goodness. Taking influences from bands such as August Burns Red, As I Lay Dying and Pantera the 5 piece have a promising start with their first release. The band started out with founding member Anthony Wiseman jamming with Ben Newton in 2013 and writing songs together, it took them a while to find other members that were committed and eventually finding bassist Josh Lightfoot then shortly after adding drummer Steve Dunk. Then after trying many vocalists out they found their missing link with vocalist Dean Flecther completing their lineup.
Opening with the title track “ Obscured Misery ” which starts off with some tasty guitar riffs and heaviness that grips you especially when vocalist Dean Flecther killer vocals kick in delivery a style very reminiscent of In Flames, which is definitely not a bad thing at all. Bringing fast paced licks and melodic elements that take shape and bringing this band to life. You can clearly hear the influences of their favourite bands pouring through but with their own twist thrown in helping to shape their sound.
From here it only gets better with the next track ” The Concept ” that reminds us of Unearth from ” Darkness Into Light ” era with guitarists Anthony Wiseman and Ben Newton shining throughout each song and showing some great song writing and lead playing skills. This accompanied by the tight low end of bass and drums that bring aggression and many of headbanging moments.
This brings us to the end track “ Last Mistake ” which slays with its hammer on, pull off riffage and melodies that bring a massive chorus ascending upon you that brings those feels out. This is The Redeemed at their best and most definitely our favourite track on the EP. The breakdown is also pretty damn awesome before hitting into that catchy chorus again.
Having seen these guys live this year they definitely have potential to make a huge dent in the scene with their brand of metal and we can’t wait to hear a full featured release with top notch production which we believe could really elevate this band to new heights. Well worth checking out and a band to keep an eye on over the coming years.
Heavy riffs, sick licks and melodies for days doesn't get much better than this