Although clearly not a band CD, “Imagery” only offers brief glimpses of the great music NEURAXIS will have to offer in the future. Perhaps this is partly due to the fact that the band was young and still trying to find their place within the extreme metal world, or because by the tie NEURAXIS forged on, they had replace three fifths of their line up with new members, which could add new flavors to the band. Either way, it’s in the past and doesn’t really matter anymore.
“Imagery” is much heavier, and much more straightforward album that their CDs NEURAXIS has released, it’s straight up Brutal Death Metal with a guttural vocalist. If you’re working backwards into the NEURAXIS catalogue (like I did) you’d probably be quite surprised with this disc (pleasantly so, well, I hope so, cause it’s still a good CD, but if you’re one of those fans who appreciates NEURAXIS for something other than their extremity, than probably not).
The glimpses of ‘what was to come’ can be found in the little extras that NEURAXIS added to their songs on the odd occasions, such as the small classical guitar interlude found on “Oscilliated To Intelligence”, and while still different, and on a smaller scale than the changes NEURAXIS would soon undergo, it demonstrated that they didn’t want to be just a regular Brutal Death Metal band. (Online March 22, 2004)