Impera - 2012 - Legacy of life
01. Turn My Heart To Stone
02. Kiss Of Death
03. Break The Law
04. Shoot Me Down
05. Sunset Rider
06. Tell Me
07. More Than Meets The Eye
08. Is This Love
09. Show Me The Money
10. Deadend Street
Impera is a project that was put up together by the drummer J.K Impera, who has worked with Bruce Kulick & Graham Bonnet among others in the past. Bringing the renowned guitarist Tommy Denander (Toto, Paul Stanley, Alice Cooper, Radioactive, AOR, Robin Beck, Sayit etc), the great vocalist Matti Alfonzetti (Jagged Edge, Rd White & Blues, Bam Bam Boys, Damned Nation, Road to Ruin etc.) and the known bassist Mats Vassfjord (Vinnie Vincent, John Corabi, Grande Design etc.) on board he actually created an
impressive line-up… that’s something no one can deny. Surely, by the names appearing on this album, you don’t have to be a wizard so as to guess the music style of this band.
Melodic rock with hard rock and AOR elements… is what they offer here…
Legacy Of Life kicks things into high gear with “Turn My Heart To Stone” where a blunt chorus leads this tune into a guilty pleasure of melodic proportions.
The ball keeps rolling in the same style with “Shoot Me Down” and “Sunset Rider”, plenty of guitar antics alongside Matti’s excellent pipes stamp down a scorching groove.
A little Whitesnake inspired wails hint with “Tell Me”, while the AORish “Kiss of Death” and “Show Me the Money” go for a more catchy and hook-filled style.
"More Than Meets the Eye" is the more riff-guitar oriented track on the CD, where Denander shines delivering a roaring guitar solo.
Another strong chorus is heard in “Break the Law”, whilst “Is This Love” (not a Whitesnake cover) adds some confidently bluesy sounds to the recording.
Legacy Of Life” is a melodic yet punchy Classic Hard Rock album with a slight look to the Scandinavian style and a relevant glimpse of the American groovy legacy.
J.K. Impera – drums
Tommy Denander – guitar
Matti Alfonzetti – vocals
Mats Vassfjord - bass