breath-fresher.com – Reviews

Melodic Rock Supergroup IMPERA will release their third album “Empire Of Sin” through Escape Music on January 23rd 2015. Produced by Johan Kihlberg, co-produced and mixed by Lars Chriss, mastered by Mike Lind and the cover artwork & booklet are design by Carl-André Beckston. The band consists of solid musicians who have earned their wings through hard work with an impressive number of world-class stars over the years, and in various constellations they have played with Vinnie Vincent and Bruce Kulick from KISS, Brian Robertson from THIN LIZZY, John Levén from EUROPE (who guests on a song “Thunder In Your Heart” on this new album) and many more. Both of their debut album “Legacy Of Life” (2012) and the second one “Pieces Of Eden” (2013) were also released in Japan as a Japan version. This new album will be expected to be released as well.  IMPERA “Thunder In Your Heart”...

Classic Rock – Reviews

Formed by a drummer who dreamt of a band that “sounded like a cross between Kiss, Whitesnake and Van Halen”, Impera drew rave reviews for Legacy Of Life in 2012. With vocalist Matti Alfonzetti on board for this successor from the beginning, the Swedes have once again delivered the goods. 8/10 Dave Ling / Classic Rock...

CD Reviews – Empire Of Sin

www.uberrock.co.uk – Written by Dave Prince Whenever I see the name Matt Alfonzetti (Jagged Edge, Red White and Blues) on anything – I know one thing – that what I am about to listen to will be of the highest quality, and ‘Empire Of Sin’ the third album from Impera is certainly no different. Throw into the mix the legendary Tommy Denander (Toto, Paul Stanley and Michael Jackson to name but a few) on guitar and just like a triple fried egg sarnie with chili sauce and chutney – you have the perfect collaboration that comes together and releases one hell of a great album. You know the term ‘supergroup’ has been used all too easy recently especially with the emergence of McBusted – but Impera are the true definition of the term as this group is indeed Super! Playing a fine line of down ‘n ‘out RAWK – this band has it all. ‘The Beast Is Dead’ struts out of the opening gate and stamps the group mission statement all over our brains from the word go. Following this up with melodic chugger ‘Evil (Become A Believer)’ was a great idea, whilst the anthemic ‘Don’t Stop’ reminds everyone that Impera really do mean business. ‘Hole In The Sky’ with its eastern twang of an intro slides into a heavy riff that actually reminds me of Warrant ‘Dog Eat Dog’ era and becomes a mid paced bluesy rocker with a message to us all. ‘End Of’ with its chilled out intro is another rocker that highlights the superb vocals of Alfonzetti and the six string chops of Denander, but...