Temperance – “Limitless” (2015)

Label: Scarlet Records

Review by Tony Cannella

Formed in 2013 in Italy, the melodic metal band Temperance released their debut self-titled full-length in 2014. They have now returned with their sophomore effort entitled “Limitless” and the results are exquisite.

Temperance utilizes three distinctive vocal styles. Chiara provides soaring female vocals and she is accompanied by more aggressive male vocals AND a pure metal male voice. I would compare them to a band like Amaranthe. Both musically and vocally they have similar styles and both are awesome. The album begins with a children’s choir which opens up “Oblivion”. The mid-tempo melodicism of the excellent track “Amber & Fire” is next. This song has a great groove and a killer guitar solo. “Save Me” has a strong keyboard presence but that doesn’t keep the song from being heavy. Other highlights include: “Stay”, “Mr. White”, “Me, Myself & I” and “Limitless”. In all, “Limitless” proudly (and loudly) presents 13-songs with a playing time of 55-minutes.

With “Limitless”, Temperance have delivered a strong second record and one that I am sure will resonate with fans of melodic metal with a modern twist. There is no doubt that the future is limitless for this talented Italian band. Temperance are to be commended for a job exceptionally, unequivocally well done.

Review – 85/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Oblivion
  2. Amber & Fire
  3. Save Me
  4. Stay
  5. Mr. White
  6. Here & Now
  7. Omega Point
  8. Me, Myself & I
  9. Side By Side
  10. Goodbye
  11. Burning
  12. Get a Life
  13. Limitless

 

Line-Up

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

 

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