Your Memorial – Redirect (Review)

Your Memorial – Redirect (Review)








Facedown Records

Released July 17, 2012

Reviewed by Anthony Peronto

It’s been two years since Your Memorial’s debut album Atonement and it seems only natural their sophomore album would be titled Redirect. After we are reconciled with God we must direct our lives toward Christ. This “redirection” is beautiful and powerful, which is what I would also describe the ambient metalcore Your Memorial brings on their new record. And from the hauntingly beautiful C.S. Lewis introduction “Transfiguration” to the military-drums of “Cadence For A King” you’ll know you’ll get your money’s worth.

One problem I had on the band’s debut was that their sound was so similar to their labemates Hands that they needed to differentiate and grow musically. Thankfully they have done so with ever-increasing intensity (ex. “Shipwreck,” “Eternity,” and “Anthem”), good use of clean vocals (“Transform” and “Trial & Triumph’), and even tribal drums on the chaotic and soaring “Change The World.” As always, the interludes are pointless fillers but the standout “Redirect” with it’s spot-on lyrics and melodies make up for this minor hiccup.

So far my favorite Facedown Records release this year, Your Memorial has made a very good sophomore album that not only improves on their debut but also continues a spiritual theme that any Christian can relate to. Definitely recommended if you like your metal with a hint of ambient melodies thrown in for good measure.

Grade: 4.5

Tracklisting:

  1. Transfiguration
  2. Redirect
  3. Shipwreck
  4. The Substance of Things Hoped For
  5. Eternity
  6. Change The World
  7. Transform
  8. Anthem
  9. Evidence of Things Unseen
  10. Trial and Triumph
  11. Cadence For A King



About Anthony Peronto

Anthony Peronto lives in Eagle River, Alaska with his wife and daughter and is a reviewer who loves all genres but focuses on hip-hop and metal. He recently received an associates and is now studying for his bachelors in business administration with the hopes of opening a Christian music store. While he has an equal passion about movies, his favorites bands/artists include: Relient K, House of Heroes, The Classic Crime, Children 18:3, and Anberlin (Rock); Demon Hunter, Norma Jean, The Chariot, Showbread, and Oh, Sleeper (Metal); and Lecrae, Braille, theBreax, K-Drama, and Yaves (Hip-Hop). More Posts

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