Temperance – “Temperance” (2014)

Label: Scarlet Records

Review by Tony Cannella

At this point it is becoming redundant to say ‘here is another great band from Italy’. Aw, what the hell, here is another great band from Italy. They are called Temperance, they play melodic power metal with modern metal touches and have just released their self-titled debut via Scarlet Records. The band is fronted by Chiara Tricarico who has previously been with the band Lust For Oblivion – who were (is?) a killer band in their own right.

The opening track “Tell Me” comes racing out of the gate with its up-tempo melodic power metal gallop. In fact, the band maintains its up-beat pace all the way to the fifth song “Stronger” which starts off as a ballad before settling into a mid-tempo groove. This proved to be a great song with duel male/female vocals and a killer melody. “Scared and Alone” begins with a little electronic piece before evolving into this great heavy track. The song reminded me a bit of Amaranthe especially with the cohesiveness of the two vocals and the melody. But it is on this track that I realized that Temperance should be a force to reckon with. “To Be With You” is another cool up-tempo track. Other highlights includes: “The Fourth Season” and “Relentlessly”.

The songs on the debut Temperance release are so damn catchy and upbeat that this album – for me – was impossible not to like. If you have a leaning towards the power metal genre, Temperance is certainly a band that I whole-heartedly recommend.

Rating – 88/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Tell Me
  2. Heavens Above
  3. Hero
  4. Breathe
  5. Stronger
  6. Scared And Alone
  7. To Be With You
  8. The Fourth Season
  9. Lotus
  10. Dejavu
  11. Relentlessly

 

Line Up

  • Chiara Tricarico – Vocals
  • Marco Pastorino – Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
  • Sandro Capone  – Rhythm Guitar
  • Luca Negro – Bass
  • Giulio Capone – Drums & Keys

 

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