Listening to 'Imperium Simulacra' is like watching an experienced chef at work. His shimmering knives are honed to perfection. First a chunk of flesh is hacked with precision into just the right size. With a sharp blade all the excess fat and gristle are trimmed away in quick strokes until only the lean meat remains. The bloody piece is fried in a hot pan to keep it juicy. Each morsel will be succulent and tasty. The frying guitars, burning rhythms and rugged vocals on each of the nine new songs by BLACK COBRA are about as delicious.