Redeemer

by Red Handed Denial

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spoider Chilling with the band on the premier on youtube was a great time. Redefine, Sins of Yesterday, and Redemption are all incredible tracks that stand above even the others for me. Hopefully Ill make it to a show soon. Favorite track: Redefine.
Braydon Kains
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Braydon Kains The album is such an amazing listen from front to back. I mostly listen on Spotify but I just had to throw some money towards these guys. Keep it up! Favorite track: Awakening.
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fathead dog I love the guitar work on "Empire" and saw Nik Nocturnal on You Tube doing a guitar playthrough. Plus it was a pleasant surprise to find out Lauren Babic is the vocalist. I've seen a couple of her YT vids from time to time. Impressive talent, this band definitely crushes it! Favorite track: Empire.
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yourmetalfriend Red Handed Denial's new album is such a huge step up from their Wanderer EP, structurally, sonically, and emotionally. Yet they've still maintained a fun and catchy groove throughout.

Not to mention Lauren Babic's vocal range is just wild on this record. Vehement rage mixed with powerful, soaring cleans really make this album shine. I'm super impressed with the direction RHD have gone and look forward to future releases. Favorite track: Redemption.
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1.
Void 00:36
(no lyrics)
2.
Awakening 04:04
Reckless abandon The vultures grin as they’re ripping me limb from limb Drain the blood Cut me up Slit my throat Bells will toll What a fine day for a funeral Velvet rivers flow in crimson form The undertaker pays his due Corpse lips kissed in purple-blue Darker than the darkness I am the shadow Life is all it ever meant Death has never been the end Drowning in chemicals Forsaken by my kin Here I am, here I am My eyes awaken Here I am, here I am Alive but not breathing Floating Abandoning my body Tell me, is this meant to be? Surely I'm dead What a fine day for the fake sorrows Handshakes and frowns The same as it ever was What do they mean? What would you say? Here I am, here I am My eyes awaken Here I am, here I am Alive but not breathing No vessel, no body The blood runs dry My last drink of formaldehyde No vessel, no body I’m petrified Can you carry on? I’ll carry on Darker than the darkness I am the shadow Life is all it ever meant Death has never been the end
3.
Clockwork 04:01
I want to know the first time you felt the weight of your hate Prepare my fucking grave that will seal my fate The last nail in the coffin should lock me away Can we clean up the mess we’ve made Our current state is controlled by our mistakes Suffering So serene We thrive on pain Turn a blind eye to our obscenities Peace is tough to stomach when the war’s inside of me How can we quiet the madness When it’s the only thing we know How can we bury the malice When it’s so easy to give in Watch the walls as they tremble It’s what we deserve Watch humanity crumble and righteousness burn Left to wander the ashes of all we destroyed But god, did it feel so good Cutting the deadweight of all who oppose my rage Compromise our morality, what did we win Blood is boiling beneath your skin The swords that were stained Was this worth what we have payed How can we quiet the madness When it’s the only thing we know How can we bury the malice When it’s so easy to give in Watch the walls as they tremble It’s what we deserve Watch humanity crumble and righteousness burn Left to wander the ashes of all we destroyed But god, did it feel so good Prepare my grave
4.
Empire 03:10
I’m in the empire business Built this from nothing with my own two hands There is no measure of pain Nothing can stand in my way and you will pay Mark my words Vengeance will find you soon What it’s worth Your time is overdue We’re done when I say we’re done We’re done when I say These weathered hands are jaded The cracks in the palms tell stories of blood Sleeping with one eye open tonight I’ll haunt your dreams Heroes don’t exist anymore Only cowards who shudder behind a broken sword My reign is built upon hypocrisy and all my casualties The kingdom beckons me White picket fences defending the Dream With grasses so green; priceless diamond rings There’s blood on your knees but no one can see What’s underneath Mark my words Vengeance will find you and you will pay I’m in the empire business Built this from nothing with my own two hands There is no measure of pain Nothing can stand in my way and you will pay
5.
Standing tall Chest out and do not alter intentions Keep speaking with conviction and nevermind the distractions One more routine transaction laced with elegance and tact Don’t bother with the bullshit and let’s just focus on the facts Just stay awhile What’s the hurry You see, my hands are tied Just slow down Let’s not get hasty my friend Fancy seeing you again So let’s make a bargain Sign on the line Who would I be without my word Hold up your end and I’ll hold up mine Why would I lie Patience, fleeting slowly and wearing thin Pressure, caving in Oh why me, why me Why me and why not them This art of persuasion Bending the heart and mind Swaying the truth again So take a deep breath in and swallow the lies I might be guilty Can a person change I’ll say it like I mean it, but believe it? That’s insane! You’re only making this harder I’ll make you an offer, an offer An offer you can’t refuse The world keeps on turning only to expire ’Til we’re reduced to dust and cast into the fire You tell yourself it’s fine and everything’s okay Keep fooling yourself until you’re ignorant again Patience, fleeting slowly and wearing thin Pressure, caving in Oh why me, why me, why me So I’ll make you an offer I’ll make you an offer I’ll make you an offer I’ll make you an offer An offer you can’t refuse
6.
You stained the ground with my blood You were everything I’m not I hear the sound in my head Flesh ripping across my neck You poisoned the well Death just seems to follow me like a cloud So throw me to the wolves What are you waiting for Put me out of my misery And the justice is met with an iron fist There’s no escape There’s no escaping this A better life was all I wanted Insanity just goes in circles Betrayal never goes forgotten And the justice is met Here I stand staring up at the face of Death Billowing, he said: “We have found ourselves at a crossroads. This is beyond my control. What’s done is done. For a murderous coward, there’s nothing I can do.” You poisoned the well Death just seems to follow me like a cloud So throw me to the wolves What are you waiting for Put me out of my misery A better life was all I wanted Insanity just goes in circles Betrayal never goes forgotten And the justice is met with an iron fist There’s no escape There’s no escaping this And the justice is met with an iron fist There’s no escape There’s no escape Justice is met with an iron fist There’s no escape There’s no escaping this
7.
In the dead of the night Life flashes before my eyes I’m paralyzed as my darkest hour arrives A cruel reminder of what I left behind I’m plagued by the memories long forgotten Brace for the swarm The levee is open Memories overflow They’re flooding my mind They rise from below Can’t take anymore Pray for the mercy of my soul The raven is calling tonight Guilt is the hunger in us all Killing me from the inside Now I am haunted with all the guilt of my mistakes Caught in a whirlwind of all the sins of yesterday I see their faces No I can’t take it This can’t go on anymore Enough is enough Is this what I need? An epileptic episode that rips through my veins Is this what it takes to feel something again Taking the first step toward repentance But the nightmares are hard to forget Pray for the mercy of my soul The raven is calling tonight Guilt is the hunger in us all Killing me from the inside out With life on fast-forward, this is my defeat The cries of apologies you’ll never see I’m gasping for air, they’re consuming me And it’s killing me from the inside out Killing me from the inside out Killing me from the inside
8.
Visions are the skeletons to bear Images of a faceless man The voices are screaming again Illusions are quickly becoming a nightmare How did it come to this Battered broken bodies piling underneath me Only some things, time can mend Only some things, time can mend Devour the souls of the cowards While climbing the ladder of power Red hands deflecting the blame All this time it was me, it was me I’m the deceiver So make an example of me Force feeding lies Entitlement’s a disease Bend the truth to deceive them Taking a mile when there’s no room to breathe This affliction, we welcome Now the cold gets colder Now there’s nothing more to say In familiar silence I remain Fearing the consequences Was there an answer all along? I’m starting to wonder maybe I was wrong Take on the burden Take on the blame There’s nowhere to hide Everyone here has chosen to fly Don’t leave me behind Down here the city is empty With heaven still miles above me Wandering aimlessly I remain locked in a vacancy Now the cold gets colder Now there’s nothing more to say In familiar silence I remain Fearing the consequences Was there an answer all along? I’m starting to wonder maybe I was wrong Take on the burden Take on the blame There’s nowhere to hide Take on the burden Take on the blame Don’t leave me behind Now the cold gets colder Now there’s nothing more to say In familiar silence I remain Fearing the consequences Was there an answer all along? I’m starting to wonder maybe I was wrong
9.
So this is love they say Where do I begin The comfort in our self-destruction satisfies the sin And everything came crashing down I'm sifting through the mess You took it away Quivering, the blood circles the drain Wash away any evidence of me Misery, I see it in your eyes Forever running from the darkness deep inside I’d give you my heart if it was even there I’d carry your world when it’s too much to bear These desolate eyes are at best, worse for wear Oh my love, could you ever love again When it began The world was in the palm of our hands Cast aside the innocence So is this love The back and forth The push and pull of compromise I never knew So this is love This is love they say I fade away I’d give you my heart if it was even there I’d carry your world when it’s too much to bear These desolate eyes are at best, worse for wear Oh my love, could you ever love again I fade away Forgetting my name Like the summer rain You were there then you were gone We were falling out of love As you walked away, you echoed I followed like a song Stole a kiss that could move mountains You took a piece of me Now I’m left in the wake of your melody I’d give you my heart if it was even there I’d carry your world when it’s too much to bear These desolate eyes are at best, worse for wear Oh my love, could you ever love again I’d give you my heart if it was even there I’d carry your world when it’s too much to bear These desolate eyes are at best, worse for wear Oh my love, could you love again
10.
Redefine 05:22
In this sadistic world What are we fighting for The only thing in the way is ourselves Blinded by our own hands The truth will reveal itself Fate is a loaded gun But we’ve grown complacent In a neverending war Killing the sadness and anger Slay the beast from within Forgiveness will ignite the beacon To guide us through the storm This is an uphill battle Shedding the skin of despair Pushing against the current Take it all back Begin again From the ashes you’ll rise Redefine Seek the truth that’s inside Redefine Drowning the demons Holding your breath as the devil slips away Hope will erase the regrets Open your eyes Redefine This is an uphill battle Shedding the skin of despair Pushing against the current Take it all back Begin again So take it back You can redeem yourself So take it back Take it all back Begin again From the ashes you’ll rise Redefine Seek the truth that’s inside Redefine Welcome progression Embrace the change Welcome redemption Starting again So take it back Take it back, take it back You can redeem yourself So take it back Take it back, take it back Take it all back Begin again Redefine
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Atonement 01:47
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Solace 04:38
No home I have wandered Forlorn Desolation Overgrown Cold is my soul My transgressions have taken hold Choosing what to hear as we try to cope We avoid amends of what hurts the most Finding my way back home As I walk alone down a narrow road Mending my broken soul I'll do it alone It’s all I’ve ever known Hope I can breathe again No longer will I ignore what eats me whole Finding my way back home As I walk alone down a narrow road Mending my broken soul I'll do it alone It’s all I’ve ever known With all that I am I’ve come to expect no remorse And these tribulations I’ve come to confess my regrets This state of unrest The pain I create myself I regress Finding my way back home As I walk alone down a narrow road Mending my broken soul I'll do it alone and it’s all I know I’m finding my way back home And I walk alone In infamy, I atone Could I ever let go
13.
Redemption 06:26
Stuck in this in-between and tethered by the guilt I set myself free In this forgiveness of self, I’m breaking the chains So I may leave this world in peace Greed is a hunger that won’t fill the void Just a false sense of happiness to us all With only emptiness left In the darkness the rage was beginning to grow But once you spill the blood You’ll never rid of the stain Realizing too late, is it too late to change Break free, atone, and surrender your pride What a sight Following the fantasies you devise You find yourself at the end of the road Running from the shadows in the night Surrounded by the exit signs And there’s no turning back Buried the fear and unrest Only to manifest as regret I could have painted the walls with red Or jumped off the fucking ledge just to hear the sound But once you spill the blood You’ll never rid of the stain Realizing too late, is it too late to change? Break free, atone, and surrender your pride Following the fantasies you devise You find yourself at the end of the road Running from the shadows in the night Surrounded by the exit signs Will you remember the person I thought that I could be? Will you remember my innocence? Will you remember? Wish I could erase everything Will you remember my innocence and for who I could have been? To know that your days are numbered To know that your time is short Death is what gives life meaning So who will you be at the end of the road Letting go, going home Remember me not for the mess I’ve made But who I could have been Finally I’m going home Letting go, letting go Running from the shadows in the night Surrounded by the exit signs Rise above the shadows putting forth your hands Finally I'm going home Rise up, rise up above the shadows Finally I'm going home Letting go, going home
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Elysium 04:25
Sailing beyond the astral field Wide eyes accept the light no mortal eye has seen Rapture, hear the angels sing Craving for something more beyond the open door Resembling something like a dream Is this what it means to be free The end is near Knees buckling as I climb a staircase adorned with beauty It’s glistening So show me the way and I’ll follow Forget all the fears of tomorrow Don’t fret, there is no time for sorrow Oh, my time is here At the end of the road I close my eyes as I’m slipping away Life will unfold Elysium The kingdom, it beckons me Then suddenly a gleam of light shines before me With divine hands leading the way “With pain you’ve overcome the suffering!” As wings unfurl it seems that I’ve merely scratched the surface Sailing beyond the astral field Wide eyes accept the light no mortal eye has seen Rapture, hear the angels sing Craving for something more At the end of the road I close my eyes as I’m slipping away Life will unfold Elysium The kingdom, it beckons me Then he speaks His arms wide and welcoming, warm and inviting: “Enter now my child! Remorse has set you free!” At the end of the road I close my eyes as I’m slipping away Life will unfold Elysium At the end of the road I close my eyes as I’m slipping away Life will unfold Elysium The kingdom, it beckons me So show me the way and I’ll follow Forget all the fears of tomorrow Don’t fret, there is no time for sorrow Oh my time is here Elysium The kingdom, it beckons me

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The second-half of the "Wanderer EP" narrative. This concept album is the conclusion to the epic tale of the anti-hero's journey as they wander through limbo seeking passage into the afterlife.

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released March 29, 2019

All music written and recorded by Red Handed Denial
Produced & Engineered by Michael Evola of Träumen Sound
Mixed & Mastered by Lee Albrecht
Album concept and lyrics written by Lauren Babic
Lyric arrangement by Lauren Babic and Tyson Dang

Additional vocals on “Abdication” by Andrew Ivashchenko of Skokran
Composition on “Atonement” by Milen Petzelt-Sorace
Composition and arrangement on “Solace” by Lauren Babic
Orchestration and piano on “Locked in a Vacancy”, “Solace” and “Redemption” by Milen Petzelt-Sorace
Acoustic guitar on “Redemption” by Dominick De Kauwe
Additional vocals on “Redemption” by Jarrod Alonge, Adam Benjamin (Aviations), Dickson Benjamin + Milen Petzelt-Sorace (The Frame Defect), Tyson Dang, Heather Durnford, Dominick De Kauwe, Jiyoung Kim + Yushik Shin (Messgram), Ray Ligaya (Mansuki), Aleksei Perepelitsa, Jeanette Ricasio + Richie Nguyen (Odd Ones), Erica Schiopu (FAVVKES), Sam Sky (Vicious), Joey Than (Maybe Refuge), Gerard Vachon, Patty Walters (As It Is)

Front cover art “11O” licensed for use by Tomasz Alen Kopera
Album layout by Daniel Wagner of D-Dub Designs

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