Review: Temperance “Of Jupiter And Moons”

Review: Temperance “Of Jupiter And Moons”

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Italians Temperance are amazingly efficient: from 2014 the band release a full LP  every year together with an active touring. And 2018 isn’t an exception – this year Temperance release their new fourth album ‘Of Jupiter And Moons’.

In 2017 the band parts their way with a red head vocalist Chiara Triarico, real band’s adornment. So now the band’s new line-up is: Alessia Scoletti (vocals), Michele Guaitoli (vocals, keyboards), Luca Negro (bass), Alfonso Mocerino (drums) and mastermind Marco Pastorino (guitars, vocals).

‘Of Jupiter And Moons’ contains ten new songs where the band made step away from Modern Metal, adding more symphony and made the sound heavier, so an album with its atmosphere bring the listeners back in 2004, to a Nightwish ‘Once’ album. Emphasizing: it’s about an atmosphere, not the music plagiarism.

Talking about heavy sound I want to highlight a drummer Alfonso Mocerino’s work. Drums patterns are greatly created and played with and energetic delivery, which is inherent to much more heavy music.

With this, the band remained true to itself: Temperance songs still very melodic and catchy. For example, “Broken Promises” and “Of Jupiter And Moons”, even if they are based on a little bit poppy melody, are full of elements, that make this songs catchy but not simple at all. However, there are some Hard Rock bridges can be heard in an album with appropriate keyboards (“The Art Of Believing”) and some almost Thrash Metal (“We Are Free”). And also I can’t not to mention the last track from an album – pretentious almost eight minutes long “Daruma’s Eyes (Part 1)”, where all members are fully laid themselves out, emotionally and technically.

Well, Temperance surprised one more time – with the music that much more various, quality (mastering and mix done by Jacob Hansen, who worked with Volbeat, Epica and Amaranthe) and proved that they do not care about any changes, continuing to do what they really love to do. And I really hope that someday Temperance will take its place in the pantheon of Symphonic Metal bands.  

‘Of Jupiter And Moons’ will be released on April, 20 via Scarlet Records.

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