"Imperium" is the answer to the current crisis, transformed into music. "Imperium" sees
release a gloomy reckoning with the here and now. More clearly than ever before,
touch on society's sore points. "Imperium" is a call to stand up against a world ruled by ignorance, apathy and manipulated information.
Away from the gruesome lyrics that this genre usually produces, the album addresses the dark sides of life which have long become a familiar element, and it goes without saying that this kind of subject matter requires a suitable sound. For this reason, the band have produced the album under their own direction for the first time, creating an extremely heavy, sinister recording. The vocals have consciously turned into a kind of sprechgesang in order to lend more weight to the very lyrical statements.
Along with the meaningful lyrics, the listener comes to realise after hearing the album a number of times that it is based on a strong musical concept. "Tanzt das Kapital" is a dancefloor hit par excellence, and a song like "Das letzte Gericht" with its sacral choirs and wafting synthesizers is amazingly deep and moving. "Zeitgeist" and "Lauft", on the other hand, are extremely straightforward, stomping numbers which you didn't even get to hear on "Elysium".
All in all, "Imperium" sounds like the soundtrack to all apocalyptic movies wrapped into one, and yet it is so much more: a dense, extremely realistic album which alienates, makes its listeners think and moves them. "Imperium" is definitely this band's "political" album, and it's a good thing that in this day and age there are bands, especially in the black scene, who take up a stance and don't shy away from making clear statements.