Imperia – Flames Of Eternity


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On February 4, 2019
Last modified:February 4, 2019


Easily Imperia's strongest release to date

It has been a long wait but Imperia finally return with their new album ‘Flames Of Eternity’

This latest Gothic Metal release represents the bands fifth full length album, and the first since 2015’s ‘Tears Of Silence’. Straight away, this record hits you as being one of pure quality, as the opening chords of ‘Scarred Soul’ kick in, the general theme of the album is set, one of grandiose Symphonic Metal in all its glory. Helena Iren Michaelsen has one of those instantly recognisable voices, harnessing such power and purpose, and yet displaying a level of finesse and beauty that few others in the genre can match. The unbelievably catchy ’Fear Is An Illusion’ sounds just immense, delivering all that anyone could want, soaring melodic riffs, clean and growl vocal deliveries, and a pure get up and dance vibe

The album has its diverse moments as well, the hauntingly beautiful ’Invisible Tears’ overflows with emotion and passion, the addition of a string section lifting the track to new levels. ’Otherside’ is just a pure delight, operatic passages mixed with a killer riff that ticks all the boxes. ’My Guardian Angel’, again with a really hard hitting riff, brings a slightly darker edge to the album. Whilst the Cd Digipak version closes with a sublime piano rendition of ’Mother’, which was simply faultless. All the above contributing to make this record a great overall package

The production deserves a huge pat on the back here as well, Jan Yrlund and Oliver Philipps delivering an excellent job, creating a hugely professional finish to a highly enjoyable album

If you revel in the whole Gothic/Symphonic/Female Vocal side of Metal, then ’Flames Of Eternity’ is an album that you will instantly fall in love with, and easily becomes Imperia’s strongest release to date

Recommended Track – Fear Is An Illusion

Track List;
CD Digipak
1. The Scarred Soul
2. Fear Is An Illusion
3. Unspoken Words
4. Book Of Love
5. Blinded
6. Invisible Tears
7. Otherside
8. Beauty Within
9. My Guardian Angel
10. The Ocean
11. A Crying Heart
12. Mother (Piano Version)


Imperia Line Up;
Helena Iren Michaelsen – Vocals
Jan Örkki Yrlund – Guitars
Gerry Verstreken – Bass
Steve Wolz – Drums

The album is released through Massacre Records on the 22nd of February

Easily Imperia's strongest release to date

About Simon Bower

Rock/Metal junkie living in beautiful Anglesey.Love live music and have a musical taste which can go from Cannibal Corpse to Kate Bush in the blink of an eye.
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