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Temple: It’s time to strap in for a riffing ride…..

Temple – Funeral Planet

Temple is a heavy rock band from Sweden. The music is a mix of classic doom and modern rock. The band’s first album Funeral Planet will be released on Ozium Records November 25, 2020.

Line-up:

Otto Molin – Vocals, Guitar, Erik Bergqvist – Bass, Marcus Ström – Drums and Jimmy Hedlund – Guitar.

Temple states, «Listen to the planet and she’ll tell you where she stands». Temple is a fresh doom metal band out of Sweden, it’s not in good stead with humanity. On their début record Funeral Planet, the four conjure a blend of melancholic yet fuzzy doom that sets the perfect ambience. This is not their first rodeo, either – those familiar with Silver Devil and Surfing In Hell will instantly know they are in good hands, but for the rest, it’s time to strap in for a riffing ride.

The first wave to hit is the sheer weight of the tone on Sea Of Grief. The guitar hits that sweet spot between melody and fuzz, with lines that crawl up the sides of the processed chorus. The whole record swims in a treacle-like consistency of doom, stoner metal, and hints of a slowed-down garage rock, each track its own variation that maintains the quality and consistency throughout. The claustrophobic nature of the riffs, heavy and oppressive like the planet itself, contrasts the relentless crash of the drums, or, like in Changes, a more complex affair and the warbling solos, such as on the title track.

The message is as important as the music on Funeral Planet – the name alone a powerful social commentary, and the lyrics support this. The constant thread throughout is one of the abuse that Mother Nature has suffered, and the wrath that she will inflict (She paints the ground with her lava brush), written with the same pained emotion that front man Otto Molin wails them. Each song carries a unique perspective, from the man-tames-wild-nature take on Whipped to the appeal to reason on Ashes.

If bands like Windhand and Electric Wizard regularly hit your turntable, then Temple is the next logical step. Funeral Planet is a bold opening statement, and a call to make the right changes before it’s too late.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4338 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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