Imagika : “Only Dark Hearts Survive” CD 13th September 2019 Dissonance Productions. USA Heavy / Speed / Thrash Metal band.
Exploding cover and logo for the eyes, the music is a pure madness that rips it all. The band is back after ten years with an awesome line up that kicks right in the stomach! Guitarist Steven D. Rice (Kill Ritual), vocalist Norman Skinner (Skinner, Niviane, Hellscream), bassist Jim Pegram (Mudface, Angerhead) and guest drummer Matt Thompson (King Diamond) have recorded a blasting album to blow away the world. Metal Heads will crank it loud. It is a mind blowing tunes to drive you crazy but for good. You will love this band. Such awesome musicians it can’t be wrong.
I must I listened it few times and kind of got my blood boiling, it has so many great passages that it makes is hard to find the influences such it kicks hard. It doesn’t leave you the time to breath. The painting of the cover is right on to the description of what the music gives you. For sure when you get excellent musicians together it gives a top one album. Those guys know the job, and when it is finished you feel like you have run marathon! Imagika having an unsual name get your brain traveling into imagination.
You will go WOW when you just heard Norman‘s voice! I know most of you know his talent but man this album is just such a pearl. Just listen up this song :
Dissonance is bringing us some extra good bands for the end of 2019. From the early eighties reformation greatest to the latest good bands. Rage, Power , Heaviness … it is mind blowing! Influences ranging from Metallica, Loudness, Testament, Randy Rhoads, Demonica, Manowar, Deathriders, Dark Angel... Whatever you will feel it is true Imagika ‘s creation. A band that will leave a strong trace in the Metal World! And for sure in your mind as one of the best band on the planet.
A piece of art to blow you away and bang your head ’till it drops 100/100.