Marco Pastorino of Temperence: "We are not using any guitar in the backing tracks and also no vocals and choirs in the backing tracks." Now that is a statement in the times of an overload of backing tracks and lip sync by far too many bands.
Today we review the newest release of Italian Symphonic Metalists Temperance. “Hermitage - Daruma's Eyes Pt. 2” contains 14 songs. They tell the story of the protagonist Victor catapulted into the magical village Hermitage by finding the Japanese doll Daruma.
It took quite a while to release the album. Due to the circumstances and war in their Ukrainian home, it had to be postponed from 2022 to 2023. Now the waiting in over. “Dreams Of Lands Unseen” will finally be released and I am indeed quite impressed. Of course Helle’s outstanding vocals are the highlight of Ignea’s sound and I really appreciate the evolution of the band.
KiaRa is one of Imperial Age’s two female vocalists – beside Jane Odintsova. She released her first solo album “Storyteller” in 2020. In her own words, “the sound on this album [Archangel] is much higher quality and professional than on the first one album ‘Storyteller’. The music is also more mature.” I personally liked Storyteller for its roughness quite a lot, let’s see and hear about the progress now.
Cuddle in your couch pillow and listen to Mors Subita's “Extinction Era”: overall precise and powerful guitar work, a neat set of novelties in their stylistic toolkit, such as the extended vocal range or June’s groovy bass. A clear must have!
Mika Lammassaari, (Mors Subita, exEternal Tears of Sorrow, exWolfheart) is about to release his solo album: Obligatory Human Destruction. The first single, named “Cancer”, was released some time back. He had to find the lyricist in him to word what he had to digest when it came to cancer!