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For The Imperium

“If THIS is what the future of music sounds like, we all would’ve been better off if the Mayans were right about last December 21st…. Thus spake an anonymous major label A&R who referred to himself by the name “Bleeding Effin’ Ulcer” prior to leaving for an indefinite sick leave. In a way, his frustration is understandable. See, he’s been listening to an album on which everything you’ve ever been taught about music has been destroyed, defecated upon and, finally, defenestrated. Stylistically the sonic map of “Hail the Monsters” looks like a crime scene of an e ...read more

“If THIS is what the future of music sounds like, we all would’ve been better off if the Mayans were right about last December 21st…. Thus spake an anonymous major label A&R who referred to himself by the name “Bleeding Effin’ Ulcer” prior to leaving for an indefinite sick leave. In a way, his frustration is understandable. See, he’s been listening to an album on which everything you’ve ever been taught about music has been destroyed, defecated upon and, finally, defenestrated. Stylistically the sonic map of “Hail the Monsters” looks like a crime scene of an exceptionally gruesome axe murder, with ten separate victims; perpetrated by a demented gang of four unsubs. And these mother-truckers are repeat offenders to boot. Having already mixed most everything imaginable – and half of what’s not – on their eponymous debut disc (2011), Helsinki, Finland’s brain busters FOR THE IMPERIUM further befuddle the unsuspecting (well, not anymore, really) listener with songwriting that defies the decipherable and laughs at logic. Spat in your face with some fantastically frantic fretboard fireworks, gigantically gargantuan grooves, awe-inspiring odd meters and bass lines booming like bleeding borborygms, and iced with vocal delivery that begs the question “What would Patton do… if he could?”, “Hail the Monsters” is as playful as, well, as the soundtrack to the folly of mankind can possibly be. (Side note to self: ADD rules, dude.. Yes, “Hail the Monsters” is all over the place, like a freaking train wreck, but the sick puppy that you are, you will find you just LOVE this platter of sonic splatter and its deranged designers who’ve entwined everything from drone to dance to death metal, sick shite from sk8r punk to svenska språk (F**k, that hurts!) & from velvety vouches of love. me-tender to violence and bloodshed, Violence and Bloodshed, VIOLEEEEENCE AND BLOODSHEEEEEEDDDD! AAAARGH. Ahem. Sorry about that last one. That was uncalled for, given that the underlining theme here is pacifism. With a scope of lyrical subject matter ranging from divine to drivel and transcendent to trash scent and dents, FOR THE IMPERIUM are here to kick your ugly (_*_) in the name of peace, love, understanding and mutual respect. All right. Inane rants aside, with their sophomore effort, FOR THE IMPERIUM presents to you an album with more musical somersaults, hairpin curves and about-turns than the entire history of rock music dating way back to its incubation in the 50’s to the shotgun suicide of grunge before the mid-nineties. But as perplexing as their sonic output on “Hail the Monsters” once more appears to be, true to the FOR THE IMPERIUM form, somehow the hooks therein get the blood boiling and drive everyone – and their mama – to lose their knickers. If in doubt, check out “Sudden Death” and the delightfully named feel-good dance hit of the summer of 2013, “Filthy Animal, Go and Save Yourself”. Blood or no blood – this, my friends, is the music that gives vampires boners. Ya feel me. Monstrous music by monsters about monsters to the monsters within us all. - Mape Ollila, Imperiumi.net « hide

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LPs
Hail The Monsters
03/04/2013

4
1 Votes
For The Imperium
2011

3.5
1 Votes
EPs
This Is Chaos, Baby!
2010

In/Die
2009

For The Imperium EP
2008

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