Imperial's debut LP, We Sail At Dawn, is a thick fury of melody and metalcore. Expanding their sound beyond last years This Grave Is My Poem EP, Imperial deliver intensity with fast tempos and crushing guitars to lead the way for their exciting dual vocal attack.
Revolver gave it 4/5 stars and Outburn Magazine gave it an 8/10 saying "[Imperial] prove that combining hardcore with metal can still generate a fresh and inspired sound....what sets them apart from the pack is unique, memorable songwriting, top notch instrumentation, and the dual vocal attack. So throw out your second rate metalcore discs and count Imperial among the bands that matter."
released September 26, 2006
Produced by Imperial.
Engineered at various studios by Jake Caramanico, Eric Crossley, and Derek Anderson.
Drums recorded by David Brown at Eastern Sky Studios in Orlando, FL.
Mixed by Daniel Castleman in Los Angeles, CA.
Mastered by Nolan Brett at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, TX.
Art Direction and Design by Monument.
Derek Anderson played bass on this recording.
Imperial was at the time of this release:
Dale Dupree - vocals
Brandon Pangle - vocals
Josh Lightfoot - guitar
Eric Crossley - guitar
Zack Fortune - bass
Jake Caramanico - drums