Impermanent Resonance

Impermanent Resonance is the third solo album and fifth solo project by Canadian singer James LaBrie.[1] It was released on July 29, 2013, in Europe and on August 6, 2013, in North America.

Impermanent Resonance
Impermanent Resonance Cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 29, 2013 (Europe)
August 6, 2013 (North America)
GenreProgressive metal, melodic death metal
Length49:46 (standard edition)
57:03 (limited edition)
LabelInside Out Music
ProducerJames LaBrie, Matt Guillory (vocals), Peter Wildoer; co-produced by Peter Wichers
James LaBrie chronology
Static Impulse
(2010)
Impermanent Resonance
(2013)
Beautiful Shade of Gray
(2022)

The album carries on the melodic death metal style first featured on the album Static Impulse, and once again features screaming vocals by drummer Peter Wildoer.

Impermanent Resonance was released to generally positive reviews and reception from critics and fans.

ReleaseEdit

The cover art and release date were revealed on June 4, 2013. The first single, "Agony", was released on June 19, 2013. The European digipak edition features an alternative artwork. Two limited 180 gr. vinyl editions were also released: a black version and a white version. Both versions include a bonus CD with the full album and the bonus tracks featured on the European digipak edition.

Track listEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Agony"Peter Wichers, Matt Guillory, James LaBrie4:23
2."Undertow"Guillory4:02
3."Slight of Hand"Wichers, Guillory, LaBrie5:21
4."Back on the Ground"Guillory4:06
5."I Got You"Guillory3:46
6."Holding On"Guillory4:53
7."Lost in the Fire"Wichers, Niclas Lundin, Guillory3:52
8."Letting Go"Wichers, Guillory, LaBrie4:17
9."Destined to Burn"Wichers, Guillory, LaBrie4:00
10."Say You're Still Mine"Viktor Brunö, Tobias Gustavsson, Lundin, Michel Zitron3:32
11."Amnesia"Guillory3:43
12."I Will Not Break"Wichers, Guillory, LaBrie3:52
European limited digipak edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
13."Unraveling"Lundin, Guillory3:30
14."Why"Guillory3:47

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com
CDstarts     [2]
PROG Magazine          [3]

The album generally received very positive reviews and reception. Daniel Køtz of the German webzine CDstarts.de wrote that James LaBrie and his band have found their very own sound at last which is emancipated from Dream Theater. He writes that the album is not a simple alternative to Dream Theater but an original work.[4]

I Will Not Break EPEdit

I Will Not Break
EP by
ReleasedJanuary 6, 2014 (Europe)
January 14, 2014 (North America)
GenreProgressive metal, melodic death metal, electronica
Length38:08
LabelInside Out Music

I Will Not Break is a digital EP by James LaBrie. It was on January 6, 2014 in Europe and on January 14, 2014 in North America. The EP consists of nine songs. Track 1 is from Impermanent Resonance and track 2 and track 3 are from the European digipak edition of that album. Track 4 is an alternate mix of "Coming Home" from Static Impulse and track 5 and track 6 are demos of two songs from that album. Track 7, 8 and 9 are electronica remixes of songs from Static Impulse. Track 7 was previously available in Japan and the last two tracks have never been released before.

Track listing
No.TitleLength
1."I Will Not Break"3:52
2."Unraveling"3:31
3."Why"3:45
4."Coming Home" (Alternate mix)4:23
5."Jekyll or Hyde" (demo)3:48
6."Just Watch Me" (demo)4:18
7."I Tried" (Jason Miller remix)5:17
8."Over the Edge" (Mutrix remix; previously unreleased)4:33
9."Euphoric" (NeonGenesis remix; previously unreleased)4:41
Total length:38:08

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance (Ltd. Edition)". www.insideoutshop.de. Retrieved November 11, 2019.
  2. ^ "review". About.com. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
  3. ^ "review". CDstarts. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
  4. ^ "James LaBrie - Impermanent Resonance". CDstarts.de. Retrieved November 11, 2019.