Walls Of Jericho - Redemption review


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Band: Walls Of Jericho
Album: Redemption
Release date: April 2008

01. Ember Drive [feat. Corey Taylor]
02. My Last Stand [feat. Corey Taylor]
03. No Saving Me
04. The House Of The Rising Sun [The Animals cover]
05. Addicted [feat. Corey Taylor]

Everybody here probably knows that Walls Of Jericho plays Hardcore in general but they will be surprised to discover that their new EP is an acoustic release! Strange for a really aggressive band isn't it? Sure some bands like Opeth have already done it before but I was extremely surprise to listen to the music of this release which is really good in the end. For a single album these kinds of changes never hurts right?

The good surprise of "Redemption" particularly comes from the voice of Candace Kucsulain. This EP is the proof that Candace can sing with a really beautiful hot and tender voice. The great thing here is that she is definitely better than a ton of other female singers (I won't give names…), her voice is a bit hoarsy, that's a real Rock voice and really that's classy. Of course the songs are soft and calm, "Redemption" is an acoustic EP of dark and sad folk music but at least we have a lot of emotions on this release, that's new and fresh, especially for Walls Of Jericho but since that it's well done, that's just perfect. Maybe that some fans will dislike this release but if they're a bit open minded and can understand that it can be a good thing for a band to release such original album, I'm sure that they will enjoy a lot "Redemption" in the end.

"Redemption" was produced by the front man of Slipknot even sings (with a clean voice) on three songs! Corey just does some backing vocals but it's perfect in addition of the voice of Candace. The sound of the album is really good and I can say that it's a perfect recording. You'll even have the chance to listen to a good cover of the famous hit "House Of The Rising Sun" (Animals). "Redemption" is a good EP, there is nothing new or original when it comes to the music but it's cool to see some bands which have the balls to do such really different releases sometime.

"Redemption" will maybe be displeasing for some fans of Walls Of Jericho because after all is all but Hardcore. Sure I can understand them but hey guys and gals, just remember that on a side it was just an album for fun and Walls Of Jericho will be back later with a real powerful and angry release. Have a look on "Redemption" if you want to discover the second face of Walls Of Jericho, a lovely face in my opinion.

Rating breakdown
Performance: 8
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 7
Production: 8

Written by Jeff | 28.04.2008



Comments: 4   Visited by: 110 users
29.04.2008 - 09:27
Wow, really sounds interesting for a hardcore band playing acoustic
26.08.2008 - 22:01
Candace Kucsulain has a great voice and the song My Last Stand is just an epic masterpiece imo! Great ep!
16.05.2011 - 15:00
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Impressive album, i didn't expect that!
01.01.2012 - 23:06
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
7 for originality? never heard of any other acoustic hardcore release
Checkout my band here!

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