Band : Impera
Album title : Legacy Of Life
Label : Escape Music
Distributor : Connecting Music
Release date : 19/10/2012
Release : CD

Impera is a band, or a project, I’ll leave that question in the middle, of drummer J.K. Impera, who started this some three years ago.  At that time it was planned that if ever an album would be recorded, it would be with ex-Mötley Crüe vocalist John Corabi.  But the agenda’s couldn’t be matched, so Mr. Impera opted for one of his friends, Matti Alfonzetti.  To complete the line-up they enlisted the aid of Tommy Denander and Mats Vassfjord.

With a line-up like that, you might expect a very good album.  Alas, this is not really the case. Not that the songs are not well performed, that’s not the case, neither are they sounding bad.  It’s decent hard rock sometimes with a little metal edge to it, but that about sums it up.  I’m missing a really catchy song, and even after a few spins it still sounds like I’ve heard it all before.

So if you’re not into experimenting, and want some decent hard rock, with no surprises, this one’s for you.  I like some experimenting once in a while, so while not totally writing this album into the ground, it’s not an album that I’ll be playing regularly.


Erik Morren.