Saturday, October 22, 2016

Temple Nightside - "The Hecatomb" (Iron Bonehead Productions, 2016)

Band: Temple Nightside
Title: The Hecatomb
Genre: Black/Death/Doom metal
Year: 2016
Time: 42 min
Rating: 85/100

You can read the review (in Italian) about the "Call of the Maelstrom" split through the following link:

One year ago I met a terrifying Australian band: Temple Nightside. The occasion was their split “Call of the Maelstrom” with the New Zealand veterans Vassafor, a band very similar to the Temple Nightside but playing the same style in a different way. That time I was surprised by the tremendous oppressive aura of the Temple Nightside’s music, weighted by a very dark production. But now the band returns not with another split but directly with their second album, “The Hecatomb” (like the homonym Ancient Greek ritual based on the animals’ sacrifice to honour the Gods), released by the German label Iron Bonehead Productions on 5th August 2016, so in full Summer. But I decided to listen to it only now, in full Autumn!