They have been around for quite a few years but, Swedish metalcore band Imminence really took off with the release of their breakthrough single “The Sickness” in 2015. They’ve been actively touring since then and have fans from all parts of the world. The last album they released was This Is Goodbye in 2017. Although they haven’t released a full album since then, they haven’t stopped writing. They will be releasing a new album, Turn The Light On, on Apr. 26, 2019. They have released two singles from that album so far, “Paralyzed” and “Infectious”.
“Paralyzed” was released Jan. 30, 2019. It starts off with a soft piano but that quickly gives way to heavy distorted guitar. When Eddie Berg comes in with his screams, it is apparent that he is being completely open with his emotions on this album. He sounds desperate, like he can’t control what is happening to him, inside and out. That already shows the theme of the album. “The lyrical theme of the record is inner conflict, self-doubt, depression and self-destruction. Music has always been, and now more than ever, an outlet and a way for me to cope with these emotions. This is my testimony to my mental ill-health”, Berg says in his description of the album.
Like “Paralyzed”, “Infectious” begins with a softer piano but quickly transitions to heavy distorted guitars, drums and Berg on violin. Although dark, this song is one of the most well written songs I have heard in a while. You can clearly feel the emotions and struggles Berg is going through. The chorus starts off with “I came to the conclusion // that love is a delusion”. This, plus other similar lines in the song, keep up the trend of the negative events affecting him and his mental health.
These two tracks were full of emotions that felt authentic and personal. I’m sure the rest of Turn The Light On will follow this trend and quality. Imminence is currently on tour in Europe, mainly in Germany, so check them out if you’re in that part of the world! You can pre-order Turn The Light On and get other merch on their site.
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