So, they're successful with It's Time. They're lauded with Radioactive through the motion picture, The Host. Now, they face their Demons.
Music video for Demons, click here!
So Imagine Dragons are not a new name, but rather a fresh face since the start of 2012's August, releasing their most famous song It's Time. With such success, it plowed through the trailer for the motion picture The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Emma Watson - duhh), and eventually ending up around the top 20 of Billboard's Hot 100. What happened next was an already predicted success, with Radioactive reaching number 7. Their potentially title-clincher Demons could give Night Visions the sending off they needed after what has been an amazing start already.
What you might not know about Imagine Dragons is that, while they released their studio album Night Visions last year (and to great positive reception), they released 6 EPs in the course of 4 years. I have to tell you straight up that this is a band that you definitely have to look out for, as their slowly moving up my list of all-time favorites now. Currently, Demons sit atop the Hot 100 at 89, soon to be going forward after their recent release of the music video.
So first off, Demons aren't remotely close to what Radioactive and It's Time have to offer. In fact, it is less explosive and more heart-tinging than the first two singles, albeit Demons being a promotional single. The song starts off with Dan Reynold's vocals as he sings to us about the days, the dreams and the human soul. The impressive voice is back-lined with an even more impressive host of instruments. The tone was expressed with the guitars sliding in during the pre-chorus, with the big drums splashing during the chorus of the song. All while this is happening, the impressive elements still keeps the song as a monster track of raw emotions and the dark tone hovering over it.
Don't get too close, it's dark inside; It's where my demons hide; It's where my demons hide - Dan Reynolds
The sheer tremendous effort is probably one of my favourites off the album so far, even on par with my all-time favouite It's Time. Demons delivers insane vocals and lyrics that are unimaginable, which is a totally different establishment from their name. This is another fine work coming from the beast producer Alex Da Kid.
ORIGINALITY: 9/10 - The monster track lays out the finish on a plate.
SOUND: 9/10 - The amazing bass drops are one of the key highlights in the song.
LYRICS: 9/10 - Heartfelt and dark. The emotional piece conjures much.
OVERALL: 27/30 - Demons is pure inner food for the soul and delivers an amazing performance from the band as a whole. Imagine Dragons is staying for good, and so will I as I will be playing it for days to come.
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