Everything Goes Cold
The Witch Was Right
In early 2001 work began on the follow up to Eulogy… It was clear early on that the album would be a departure from the debut with it’s straight ahead approach and clean vocal style. Phelps spent the entire year writing and recording. In September, a setback occurred in the form of lost data on the main hard drive used for the recordings. In addition to pushing back the release date of the album to April 2002, it completely changed the sound and direction of the album. The album, Ruined, proved that there was more to Imperative Reaction than relentless club hits. The honesty of the lyrics matched with the raw intensity of the music that supported them set Ruined apart from other electronic industrial bands. Touring in support of the record from 2002 to 2003, the band performed in front of capacity crowds and gained many, many new fans with the successful tour.
Shortly afterwards, work began on their follow-up record. Taking nearly a year to complete, Redemption, their newest album, was established in early 2004. More aggressive than its predecessors, Redemption has a unified feel from start to finish. Each track complements the next without any letdown, and all of them could EASILY be a dance floor hit. Explosive beats, smooth programming, highly charged sequences, and vocals that accentuate the message in the lyrics made Redemption Imperative Reaction’s greatest album to date. Imperative Reaction finally came into their own.
Making a splash with Redemption and 2005 tour in support of VNV Nation, Imperative Reaction began work their new album set for release in the fall 2006. With their ever-growing fan base, the band was been bombarded with requests to re-release their out of print debut Eulogy For The Sick Child. The re-issue is completely re-vamped and re-mastered with brand new artwork (including lyrics), two unreleased tracks from the Eulogy… recording sessions and a 2006 remix of their 1999 club hit “Scorpio.” People will discover the band’s evolution from darker electronic music to their now pop-friendly style, while keeping their intelligent song writing skills intact. Eulogy… shows the potential of a new band, while Redemption shows how they’ve grown.