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Imminence – ‘This Is Goodbye’ – Album Review

Imminence – ‘This Is Goodbye’ – Album Review



Imminence are back with their passionate release ‘This Is Goodbye”.  Forming in 2010 the Swedish quartet has unleashed an animal of an album with their latest offering. Kicking off with the self-titled track you immediately understand there’s no quarter given here. Powerful and passionate from the start Imminence lay down a highly charged and heavy performance full of intent.

 

The guys have a multitude of layers within their armoury, energetic anthemic pop numbers to heavy groove core metal numbers that leave you gasping for breath. Production is just beautiful and you can hear where the guys spent time laying down the vocals on this album with multiple layers and vocal harmonies in every track.  Front man Eddie Berg explains - ”It was ridiculous. The vocals served as about 75% of the recording. Losing both track of time and reality, myself and Simon created a behemoth of vocal production.” and you can appreciate that from the off, what you get is an incredibly polished album from a relatively fresh band.

 

‘Broken Love’ is a perfect example of a mammoth sounding track, massively produced to give an immense sound with such a refined quality, it’s well beyond their years. The album was primarily produced by Eddie and Harald themselves, the main composers of the band. However, Simon Peyron had a big influence and role in the process as the vocal producer of this beast of an album. Enslaving melodies and big hooks in each and every track there is no respite within this 11-track beauty.

 

There are a lot of experimental elements on this album and it may not be to everybody’s liking, but I have to applaud the guys for pushing the boat out and challenging both themselves and their listeners with a contemporary, full force collection of highly charged energetic anthems. Songwriting is first class with an array of melodic, intense and passionate tracks.  If I was to try and pull on their peers for a comparison I’d say Imminence have released an album that falls somewhere between the chaotic energy of Linkin park and the commercial appeal of Don Broco, each and every song bringing melodic appeal regardless of how frantic and heavy groove laden it may be. You get a lot of electronic wizardry along side first class musicianship, beautifully fused to provide you with a seamless experience that’s both a sensory and audible frenzy.

 

I honestly can’t fault a single track on this album. It delivers on all fronts, a stellar performance from everyone involved, with musicianship on par and a vocal performance to remember from Berg himself. Imminence has produced an album which simply will be impossible to ignore.

 

‘This Is Goodbye’ is available now via Arising Empire Records.

 

Tracklist:

 

1. This Is Goodbye 3:42

2. Diamonds 4:02
3. Broken Love 4:07
4. Coming Undone 3:57

5. Up 4:34

6. Daggers 3:47
7. Cold As Stone 4:00

8. Keep Me 3:55
9. Not A Rescue 4:00

10. Ivory Black 4:02

11. Desert Place 4:00

 

 

Order the album now on a variety of formats:

CD and Limited Edition Double Gatefold Vinyl: http://nblast.de/ImminenceHMV

Limited Edition Double Gatefold Blue Vinyl: http://nblast.de/ImminenceNBUK

Digital Album: http://nblast.de/ImminenceIT

Spotify: http://geni.us/ImminenceGoodbyeSP

Apple Music: http://geni.us/ImminenceGoodbyeAM

 

‘Diamonds’ music video: https://youtu.be/QxuBIibmGKY

‘This Is Goodbye’ music video: https://youtu.be/4bP38kcnJW0

 

IMMINENCE recently announced to support ANNISOKAY on their European tour in March and April 2017.

 

Tour dates:

30.03. D- München, Backstage

31.03. D- Stuttgart, Kellerclub

01.04. D- Cham, L.A. Eventhalle

06.04. CH- Aarburg, Musigburg

07.04. D- Aschaffenburg, Color-Saal

08.04. D- Nürnberg, Cult

09.04. AT- Wien, Viper Club

20.04. D- Berlin, BiNuu

21.04. D- Jena, F-Haus

22.04. D- Dresden, Konk

26.04. D- Hamburg, Logo

27.04. D- Köln, Underground

29.04. D- Schütter, Komplex