What do you get when you make an mixture of Manowar, Haggard and Therion? Yes, you’ve got it, Imperial Age from Russia. With The Legacy of Atlantis the band delivers it’s third full-lenght and it’s my first acquaintance with them. Imperial Age started in 2010 as a project with session musicians and has grown out to an successful band although the band members keep changing, in Januari 2018 the new line up was announced and consists of Dima Belf (bass), Jane Odintsova(vocals), Alexander Osipov (vocals), Anna Kiara (vocals), Max Talion (drums), Paul Maryashin (guitar).
The Legacy of Atlantis is a metal opera and it’s an good one or maybe i should say that it’s an fantastic one. I find it impossible to describe the music, maybe the term metal opera is sufficient enough and can i stop with typing and just listen to this album. And so should you, The Legacy of Atlantis is the kind of album that will be remembered for years to come, my grandchildren will later tell stories to their children that i was there when Imperial Age released The Legacy of Atlantis. Such an album it is.
A strong reference with Therion can’t be denied, the album is released on Christofer Johsson private label Adulruna Records and members from Therion provided their skills as guest musicians for the recording of The Legacy of Atlantis. The whole sound of the album is bold and epic with an almost constant marching beat, in fact it would be the perfect movie score for some kind of middle ages war movie or a game for that matter.
The Legacy of Atlantis is an huge sounding album and perhaps a bit over the top huge but i can’t resist humming along with the choir throughout the album, i’m just loving it and i’m gonna make sure i catch them on stage this year somewhere as support for Therion.
The physical CD can be ordered via the Facebook page of Imperial Age, see the link below.
More Imperial Age: https://www.facebook.com/imperialageofficial/