Country: New Caledonia
Title: Immortal Voids
Label: M & O Music
Year: 2021
Style: Thrash Death Metal

Well, food for thought to my ignorance, I never knew until then that New Caledonia is considered a country in itself; haven't had much contact with it either, so I guess it's part excusable. Anyway, Redsphere is definitely the first band from these islands I have a chance to enjoy, and this here is their debut album from 2019, and at the same time their latest material to date, so although it's an old release by now, I guess it's still representative for what the band is capable of now almost 3 years later. 9 tracks in 33 minutes of playing time, previewed by a cover that reminds of the classic cover art of Sepultura's Arise, offering a kind of Thrash Death that's somewhere in between Kreator, old Sepultura, Fear Factory with serious Florida Death Metal influences as well, but also open to all kinds of elements from other styles too. It sounds groovy most of the time, but also much more brutal than I was expecting, especially on the vocal part. The vocals are a combination of growls and screams but without much to stand out, and unfortunately so are the compositions themselves, they don't manage to leave much behind after the audition, and also there are some dull passages that seem to be there just to make the minutes. It's clear the guys are capable musicians and the overall album sounds tight and powerful, a good half an hour spent for fans of the genre, but they need much more than that to make a serious impression and make a name for themselves. I guess played live these tracks are a joy to headbang to, but I wonder how often these guys have the chance to play live in a country that's a bit over 200k in population...
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 7/10


Review to be published in the upcoming issue of Slowly We Rot print magazine!