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on August 9, 2011
To me, The Birthday Massacre are the "Ramones" of their genre, in that while they never really experiment with their sound, they always consistently deliver what their fans want: More great songs. Imaginary Monsters continues this trend and there are no signs of stopping for them.
I won't comment on the remixes as I'm a bit biased and think the original will always outshine any remix that is made, but make no mistake the three new songs continue where Pins & Needles ended, with those oh-so-familiar synth lines, down-tuned guitars, and soaring melodies that we all love and have come to expect. Left Behind channels the mood of "Movie" from Walking With Strangers with its slow, sad feel. Very ethereal and melodic. Forever and Burn Away are more up-tempo tracks that easily could have fit on Pins & Needles. One cannot review a Birthday Massacre album without taking special mention of the amazing album artwork. The cover to Imaginary Monsters has a Lovecraft feel to it, while retaining the fairytale land element that they've always had. I always considered their album art to be just as important as the music as it channels the feel of their music wonderfully. The worlds portrayed in their artwork are very stimulating and proof that music as a tangible media (art & music), are still very much alive and important. I recommend you get the physical release, it's quite beautiful.
Overall, if you're a fan the choice is an easy one to make. Pick this ep up. It's a keeper.