Like a refreshing dessert after the meal that was Pins and Needles, the Birthday Massacre deliver some new tracks and remixes on Imaginary Monsters. Featuring three new songs, the EP continues to expand the band's sound into more atmospheric territories, especially on the ethereal "Left Behind," a synth pop slow jam that unfolds amidst a sea of synthesizers and lurching drums. Where the EP really shines, though, is the remixes. Combichrist deliver a fractured remix of "Shallow Grave," chopping the beat of the song up to give it a harder edge that seems ready-made to beat up dancefloors, while Skold gives "Pins and Needles" a stomping, industrial edge, adding a pulsing beat to the song to give it a relentless, marching quality. With only a few new tracks, Imaginary Monsters isn't an essential release, but fans looking for a bit of gloom to dance to will find a lot to love here.
Performance CreditsBirthday Massacre Primary Artist
Caley Wilson Grip
Nate Radmacher Bass
Technical CreditsDave Ogilvie Remixing,Additional Production
Skold Remixing,Additional Production
Chris Vrenna Remixing,Additional Production
Assemblage 23 Remixing,Additional Production
Jesse Hall Remixing,Additional Production
Combichrist Remixing,Additional Production
M. Falcore Composer,Director,Producer
Robin Fisher Costume Design
Terry McManus Management
Alan G. Kelly Camera Operator
Marco Pecota Producer
Marcia Shiota Make-Up Assistant
Mael Yaxley Key Grip
Keevy Mental Remixing,Additional Production
Damian Zuch Production Design
Carolyn Mila-Shariff Make-Up Assistant
Walter Pacifico Cinematography
Tina Tsai Art Direction
Rodrigo Gudino Director
Owen Mackinder Artwork
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Imaginary Monsters based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Great band, with a unique sound, style and art covers. Give them a listen.
One of my favorite bands. The songs old and new are really good.