Self Release (Release date 15.06.15)
Hailing from the steeltown of Sheffield seems somewhat apt as Immension are all about the metal. The trio sound as if they have been raised on a diet of Metallica, Trivium and In Flames to name but a few, the influences may be obvious but the guys have the talent to put their own stamp on things.
Big, rapid fire riffs are the order of the day with a nod towards early Metallica, in fact listening to the guitar playing on the album I think it’s safe to say that lead guitarist Tim Dolan is quite keen on Kirk Hammett’s playing style.
Another band that came to my mind whilst listening to the album was Bullet For My Valentine, especially in the vocal department. Jake Kearsley on vocals is happy to sing rather than slipping into guttural scream mode adopted by many which is refreshing to hear and for me this sets the album above some of the other recent releases in this genre.
When in full on metal mode the guys are an unstoppable force of complex riffs and rhythms such as on the title track ‘In Vain’. ‘The Fantasy’ opens with a riff that sounds uncannily like the start of ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’, that ‘tallica link again, before the band once again stamp their identity. It’s not all full pelt metal though with the likes of ‘All That Remains’ and ‘Love Never Dies’ slowing things down and introducing a more melodic side to the proceedings.
This is the band’s debut album after a couple of EP releases and you can hear that they have developed into a strong unit, I have no doubt that they will be a very tight live act. Hopefully this album will gain them a good fanbase as that, coupled with a few choice support slots around the country, could see Immension becoming a name to watch in the future. ***1/2
Review by David Wilson
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