Take a look at the cover and the name of the band and guess what kind of music this lot plays. “Another Power Metal outfit”, was my first thought when I got the link to this album. Imperium is the brain child of Finish drummer Mika Brushane and was founded back in 2012 when he had just completed the work of his band Strike’s then new record We’re Back. The reason for a side project was because he just couldn’t stop writing songs and needed an outlet for them so he started Imperium, who released their debut album Dreamhunter in 2016. But to call it a band would be to exaggerate things somewhat. This is a project where Mika handles all song writing, production, drums, bass, keyboards and much of the backing vocals. For guitar and lead vocal duties, hired guns are being brought in. And oh yes, Imperium are not a Power Metal project, what we’re given here are AOR and Melodic Rock.