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IMPERIAL

Soen

Experimental/Post Metal


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3.98 | 69 ratings | 5 reviews | 30% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2021

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lumerian (5:32)
2. Deceiver (4:34)
3. Monarch (4:53)
4. Illusion (5:11)
5. Antagonist (6:03)
6. Modesty (4:35)
7. Dissident (5:38)
8. Fortune (5:43)

Total Time 42:09

Line-up / Musicians

- Joel Ekel÷f / vocals
- Martin Lopez / drums, percussion
- Oleksii "Zlatoyar" Kobel / bass
- Lars ┼hlund / keyboards, guitar
- Cody Ford / lead guitar

Releases information

Label: Silver Lining Music
Format: Vinyl, CD, Digital
January 29, 2021

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SOEN Imperial ratings distribution


3.98
(69 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
30%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(40%)
40%
Good, but non-essential (19%)
19%
Collectors/fans only (4%)
4%
Poor. Only for completionists (6%)
6%

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4 stars For this album, Soen have nearly shed off their progressive moniker and have created an album of melodic, mainstream heavy metal, ableit very good heavy metal at that. Good music is good music. I can listen through this entire album and enjoy it thoroughly. Although, at one point in the album I thou ... (read more)

Report this review (#2504425) | Posted by RadlyGnarly | Thursday, February 11, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Well, here I am, in the first week of February, already holding in my hands what is very likely to become my Album of the Year in 2021: Imperial, Soen's fifth album, is an amazing record that has haunted my CD player since its release ten days ago and will very likely continue to do so for at least ... (read more)

Report this review (#2503275) | Posted by lukretio | Sunday, February 7, 2021 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Imperial is Soen's second release in just under two years. While it is tempting to explain this seemingly short album churn time as the result of the band spending more time in lockdown than on the road in 2020, Soen is actually one of the few bands in metal today that has consistently released ... (read more)

Report this review (#2502264) | Posted by ssmarcus | Thursday, February 4, 2021 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Soen continues to create excellent music, with another consistent offering. The first thing that I noticed about Imperial is the production value. It sounds fantastic. The drums pop, the guitars sing, and the vocal harmonies and layers are amazing. The musicianship is stellar, but more importantly t ... (read more)

Report this review (#2500748) | Posted by javajeff | Sunday, January 31, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars SOEN is the Swedish super-group with its own sound; he has been working in progressive metal, in post-metal experimental since 2004 and released his first album in 2012, a mix of prog, dark, doom clearly indicating their repeated listening to PINK FLOYD and other SEPULTURA, surely also those of ... (read more)

Report this review (#2495020) | Posted by alainPP | Monday, January 18, 2021 | Review Permanlink

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