Swedish alternative metalcore act Imminence have released their new single “Heaven In Hiding”. Produced by the legendary Henrik Udd, the song explores a new side of the band never previously heard before. A droning, slow-burning track that eventually explodes into a filthy closing breakdown and fitting climax to the emotional roller coaster that frontman Eddie Berg‘s lyrics and vocal performance takes the listener on throughout the song. The single is the second release from the band in 2021, and the first look into the yet-to-be-announced new album that has been teased since the release of 2019’s breakout masterpiece ‘Turn The Light On.’
The track’s opening moments and chorus lyrics set the tone for the song, “I see the wolf beneath the skin/Darkness rising from within/A secret heaven in hiding/Can’t find the silver lining”, instantly catching the listener’s attention with an emotional vocal delivery over droning synths and somber violins. The track’s unconventional structure and unpredictable changes make for an intriguing listen and constantly keeps the listener on it’s toes as the drums and guitars slowly build tension alongside unsettling electronics and a guitar solo. The climatic and unsuspecting breakdown of the song hits as one of the heaviest moments in the artist’s entire discography despite being a softer song overall, with drop F tuned guitars and desperate, anguish-ridden screams from Berg, who showcases yet again his talent as one of the best creative minds and musicians in modern metal. Drummer Peter Hanström also has a standout performance on the track, perfecting executing the song’s constant twists and turns throughout it’s almost five minute runtime.
The official music video was directed by Pavel Trebukhin, who also shot the video for the band’s previous single “Temptation“. The video set a new standard for the band’s future visuals, and “Heaven In Hiding” proves the band is capable of further honing the visual aspect of their craft and not backing down from the challenge. The video is a beautiful artistic representation of the song’s lyrical themes and the depiction of the search for light amidst a bleak and hopeless world.
Guitarist Harald Barrett stated of the track,
“The first single, ‘Temptation’, was undoubtedly the biggest production we ever worked on. We want to show that we’re able to deliver the same quality and creativity, yet do something completely different. ‘Heaven in Hiding’ is now yours.”
Watch the official music video for “Heaven In Hiding” by Imminence below.