AOR Heaven/GerMusica 2016
"IMPERIUM goes back to Mika Brushane, drummer in STRIKE, who took care of everything except guitar and lead vocals. It's nothing but hard rock with a certain degree of melodic metal and even slices of AOR. Although the cover art suggests harder and darker sounds, the record is all about melody and comes a great amount of keyboards. Eighties hard rock apparently is the biggest influence here. The "80's Love Song" doesn't take itself seriously, but perfectly captures the particular sound from back in the days when there was a huge ballad on every great rock album. Songs like "Dreamhunter" or "Reach For The Stars" are reminiscent of Finland's finest: STRATOVARIUS. Alongside many comparatively unknown Finnish guitar players and singers, Pasi Rantanen of THUNDERSTONE and WARMEN fame fully delivers as vocalist on a handful of tracks.