Alfonsetti, Tommy Denander, J.K Impera and Mats
Vassfjord in Impera is back with their
follow-up album to the stunning debut 'Legacy of
Life' from 2012.
I had the opportunity to see this experienced
constellation play their very first live-gig
together and it all happened at the new hard rock
festival in Upplands Väsby this year. It was
sparsely with people in the audience, but I was
very pleased with Impera's tracklist.
Which joy to see these talented guys perform live.
With 'Pieces of Eden' they have expanded tracklist
with ten brand new tracks that are well on par with
the quality level of their debut album.
My first impression is that the tempo has been slowed down
a bit since last time and that Tommy's unique guitar playing has
gained even more space. Vibes of Thin Lizzy, Rainbow, Kiss, and
palpable. Additionally Matti sings so fantastic
and clean on this album that it's strange that he
has not received more recognition or is better
known than he is. Anyway, they have made their
debut album and with the difficult follow-up album
they have shown that this is a new music project
(super group) that is here to stay. That is what I
hope for anyhow.
The members are no young crazy bastards that need
to prove to anyone that they possess musicality in
world class! JK on drums is the rhythmic captain
of the Impera-battleship. Tommy's guitar playing is always
a joy to ride along with and Mats Vassfjord is a very solid bass player. We
have been served a musical dinner with a bunch of fabulous
hard rock tunes with 'Pieces of Eden'.
you enjoyed 'Legacy of Life' you might find this
disc worth the money also. A given purchase for the fans of the melodic hard