CD review TEMPLE OF DREAD ‘World Sacrifice’

East Frisia isn’t an area in Germany that’s known for Metal, which doesn’t mean in reverse that there isn’t good music coming from the North.

Death Metal outfit Temple Of Dread hails from Spiekeroog, Germany and is a rather new player. Founded in 2017 the trio premiered in 2019 with ‘Blood Craving Mantras’. Almost to date one year later the sophomore longplayer will get to the mainland, ready to be spread amongst supporters of Extreme Metal.

‘World Sacrifice’, so the title of the album, comprises of eight new songs and a cover version, the latter being ‘Sold Baptism’, which we all know as a song penned by legendary Morgoth. Temple Of Dread interpret the song in a good fashion and manage to maintain the brute intensity of the original.

Also Temple Of Dread’s own songs don’t give any reason for complaints. Massive tracks like ‘Alive I Rot’ are like a deadly sonic punch and the ones of you, looking for a high speed should check out ‘Machine’, the shortest and most aggressive track on the album.

Summer in Spiekeroog stands for holidays, vacation in a sunny beach atmosphere. But at the horizon a Death Metal thunderstorm starts to build up, at least musically. Temple Of Dread pushes dark clouds in front of the sun and the shades of Death Metal will wrap the island. Welcome to ‘World Sacrifice’.

Rating: 7 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. World Sacrifice
  2. Commands from a Black Soul
  3. Enforcer of the Vile
  4. Symbiotic Delusion
  5. Machine
  6. Alive I Rot
  7. Dedication
  8. Sold Baptism (Morgoth cover)
  9. Blood Carving Mantra

Label: Testimony Records

Genre: Death Metal

Release Date EU: July 24th, 2020

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