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RED Ranked
1Red (USA)
Innocence and Instinct


This... this is their best album. The blend of hard rock, melodies, and orchestration is perfect. With a solid mix of slower acoustics and aggressive distortion, "Innocence and Instinct" provides a well rounded tone throughout. Sadly, this is an album the band hasn't been able to recreate since. 5/5

Favorite Tracks:
Shadows
Confession (What's Inside My Head)
Mystery of You
2Red (USA)
Of Beauty and Rage


After the disappointing release "Release the Panic", RED's follow up was a huge sigh of relief. Parting ways from the poppy, electronic sound, "Of Beauty and Rage" brought back the much needed orchestration of their previous releases and returned to the more aggressive tones. Although it was a big comeback, there was still much to be desired. One of the biggest drawbacks for me was the drumming, as it was more straight-forward rather than fluid as Joe Rickard had parted ways with the band. Flaws aside, the album was overall a huge improvement. 4.4/5

Favorite Tracks:
What You Keep Alive
Darkest Part
Fight To Forget
3Red (USA)
Until We Have Faces


The follow-up to "Innocence and Instinct" showed a push to a more mainstream rock sound, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Many songs managed to maintain that good mix between orchestra and rock, still setting a heavy tone and feel that fans have associated with RED. With an increase in more melodic sounding songs, "Until We Have Faces" enjoys a softer side of the band while still packing a punch throughout the entirety of the album. 4/5

Favorite Tracks:
Watch You Crawl
The Outside
Buried Beneath
4Red (USA)
End of Silence


RED's very first album was a solid debut. Their mix of distortion and orchestration was something not seen in the Christian Rock industry, providing an interesting take on the genre. Although the songs lack technicality and complexity in all aspects of instrumentation, the catchiness as well as the amazing vocals make up for it. Despite the flaws found throughout, "End of Silence" provided the basic foundation for RED to build upon. 3.7/5

Favorite Tracks:
Pieces
Let Go
Break Me Down
5Red (USA)
Release the Panic


This was a let down. After three previously impressive releases, RED ditched the orchestration on most songs and elected a more electronically focused tone. The result, an underwhelming, lackluster album. It's not that the album is bad, it just didn't have the same force as the previous albums. However, as time has gone on, this album has grown on me immensely, finding myself enjoying more songs than upon initial release. Overall, not a great album, but one that shouldn't be overlooked. 3.5/5

Favorite Tracks:
If We Only
Love Will Leave a Mark
Same Disease
6Red (USA)
Gone


Yes, this is my least favorite from them. I was so hyped for this album, and I even loved it at first release. But the more I listened, the more reality set in. This album isn't very good. Instead of following down the path of "Of Beauty and Rage", RED backtracked to what they did with "Release the Panic" and tried to improve upon that. The result was an over produced album that focused more on electronic editing rather than the powerful distortion and orchestration of former RED. For a while, I considered "Release the Panic" to be my least favorite from them, but the more I listened to "Gone", the more I found myself skipping tracks than actually wanting to listen to them. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy listening to this album, but even with the return of Joe Rickard's drumming and the heavy tone of the album, it failed to capture RED's musical abilities, making it fall short. 3.2/5

Favorite Tracks:
Fracture
AI
The Mask Slips Away
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