Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Promotional Video Review: REDEMPTION Someone Else's Problem by James K. Blaylock

Someone Else's Problem
From their full length Long Night's Journey Into Day, released on Metal Blade Records July 27th, 2018
Place of origin: Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre: Progressive/power metal
Directed by: Patric Ullaeus
Produced by: Marcos Efron
Executive Produced by: Nick van Dyk
Featuring: Georgina Gentle and Amy Shiels
Release date: July 10, 2018
Redemption's video for Someone Else's Problem looks extremely sharp. These boys look like they're putting on a killer show for the dust devils. Meanwhile a pissed-off, soon-to-be ex, girlfriend is back at the sacasa showing out in her own right. Although she wanders from room to room scantily-clad nothing really malicious ever takes place. She saves that for whenever she throws his car keys into the great blue yonder. Honestly, though, I think they should have left the footage of her at bay, for the most part, and instead worked on cooler aerial angles of the guys rocking. Though I do understand the importance of gratuitous eye candy, her presence was not really necessary to make the video any better or worse. Perhaps if we would have seen a backstory, but either way she's there in all her shining glory, doing mundane things. All that being said though the video itself is eye catching and crunchy. You can just tell they have a pretty solid musicianship. It's hard to imagine that this is Tom Englund first rodeo on vocals with the band. And there you have it the good, the bad and the ugly. -James K. Blaylock

Tom Englund: Vocals
Nicolas van Dyk: Guitars / Keyboards
Bernie Versailles: Guitars
Sean Andrews: Bass Guitar
Chris Quirarte: Drums
Vikram Shankar: Keyboards

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