Redeemer (Machinae Supremacy album)

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Redeemer
Machinae supremacy redeemer retail.JPG
Studio album by Machinae Supremacy
Released 18 March 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Power metal, industrial metal, chiptune
Length 65:46
Label Hubnester Industries/Spinefarm Records
Machinae Supremacy chronology
Jets'n'Guns Soundtrack
(2004)
Redeemer
(2006)
Overworld
(2008)
Underground edition
Underground edition

Redeemer is the second studio album of SID Metal band Machinae Supremacy, released on 18 March 2006. Originally planned for release by Music By Design Records Ltd. in 2005, it was delayed when MBD Records ceased to exist. On 6 February 2006, to celebrate the release of the new website, two new tracks from the album were made available for download: Rise and Through The Looking Glass.

Rise is actually Lava Bubble Trouble from the Jets'n'Guns Soundtrack, reworked into a full song. The band would later repeat this by converting Flight of the Toyota (from the same soundtrack) into the album-track SID Icarus within their next album.

Track listing[edit]

There are two versions of Redeemer, the underground edition (RUE) and the retail edition (RRE).

The album was recorded in Blind Dog Studios and Hubnester Industries, Luleå. All songs were written and performed by Machinae Supremacy.

Underground edition[edit]

Released 18 March 2006.

  1. "Elite" – 4:24
  2. "Rise" – 5:32
  3. "Fury" – 5:06
  4. "Ronin" – 4:17
  5. "Kaori Stomp" – 4:17
  6. "Hate" – 4:12
  7. "I Know the Reaper" – 4:35
  8. "Seventeen" – 3:45
  9. "The Cavern of Lost Time" – 0:34
  10. "Rogue World Asylum" – 4:13
  11. "Through the Looking Glass" – 5:10
  12. "Oki Kuma's Adventure" – 5:12 (Japanese for to Big Bear's [Adventure][1])
  13. "Reanimator (March of the Undead III)" – 5:00
  14. "Prelude to Empire" – 1:37
  15. "Empire" – 6:51

Retail edition[edit]

The major label edition of the album is trimmed and remixed. It was released on November 8, 2006 by Spinefarm Records.[2] This version included an additional track, Ghost (Beneath the Surface), which was originally released as a site release.

  1. "Elite" – 4:23
  2. "Through the Looking Glass" – 5:07
  3. "Rogue World Asylum" – 4:10
  4. "Rise" – 5:30
  5. "I Know the Reaper" – 4:34
  6. "Hate" – 4:13
  7. "Ghost (Beneath the Surface)" – 5:11
  8. "Seventeen" – 3:42
  9. "Ronin" – 5:13
  10. "Oki Kuma's Adventure" – 5:23
  11. "Reanimator (March of the Undead III)" – 5:02

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Kerrang! 4/5 stars
Metal Hammer UK 8/10 stars

Redeemer received mostly positive reviews, Matthias Mineur saying "Unaware of the tight rules that govern more 'scene' oriented nations, [Machinae Supremacy] have invented something magnificent: power rock." Some reviews have described the sound as almost "pop" like, while still remaining heavy, Nick Russel suggesting the album is "Pop music for metalheads?" and John A. Hanson using the term "power-pop" to describe the sound.

One criticism is Stjärnström's vocals, with one reviewer describing them as "admittedly one of the whinier vocalists I've heard in quite a while," but he then adds that it "manages to be epic all the same."

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Fredrik Nordström - Mixing
  • Patrik J - Mixing
  • Thomas Eberger - Mastering
  • Erica Öberg of Inja - Additional vocals
  • Chicka Kowahira - Additional vocals
  • Kahl Hellmer - Bass

Notes[edit]

"Redeemer REVIEWS". Collection of quotes from reviews. Retrieved 2007-11-09. [dead link]

  1. ^ "Re: teddy bear that saves the world?". Oki Kuma translation. Retrieved November 6, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Machinae Supremacy on Spinefarm". Details of the album. Retrieved November 6, 2006. 

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