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September 21, 2011

Imperative Reaction “Imperative Reaction” – Viva Music Album Review

Tracklist: “Side Effect” * “What Is Left to Say” * “Siphon” * “Song of the Martyr” * “Torture” * “Surface” * “Time Doesn’t Care” * “The Signal” * “Hype” * “Permanent” * “Closure” | Artwork by: Sam Pfannkuche; Guitar: Adam Vex (tracks: 2, 4, 6, 7); Photography: Chad Michael Ward; Producer, mixed by, mastered by: Krischan Wesenberg*; Vocals [Additional]: Adam Vex (tracks: 6), Clint Carney (tracks: 6); Written by, recorded by: Ted Phelps

Read Viva Music’s review of Imperative Reaction’s “Surface” single release here.

Imperative Reaction “Imperative Reaction” – Viva Music Review:

Every time we encounter a band who title their album with their band name, there’s a different reason behind it. For Imperative Reaction, with their renewed musical creed, it’s like a definition album, pacing slowly but surely into what the band want themselves to be – and are nowadays.

The 11-track album is superlative. You can actually sneak listen to the hard work it incurred, and the novel manner in which the band wants to sound, and be received with. “Surface” was a good starting point for this vision, and their music surely makes one eager for more after their appetizing single release. Not long, so that the feeling rendered by “Surface” could actually fade away, there is “Imperative Reaction” to listen to and convince the listener of the quality music Imperative Reaction are up to. Two of the tracks, namely “Surface” and “What Is Left to Say” were already available in the single release of this summer, whilst the remaining nine are first-time and first-class listens. (more…)

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