TEMPLE OF VOID – Of Terror and the Supernatural
- by Matt Coe
- Posted on 12-12-2014
Death/ doom sometimes emphasizes one aspect over the other- but Michigan’s Temple of Void accurately meld both into a crushing sonic assault on your eardrums for this debut album "Of Terror and the Supernatural". A low, buzz saw guitar tone and an equally vicious growl plunge head long into plodding tempos and this overall sense of despair throughout the 8 songs at hand. The tribal dirge march within "Beyond the Ultimate" as well as the Candlemass meets Obituary riff/tempo union for "Rot in Solitude" take any stressful traffic jam or heated public exchange and turn them upside down.
Imagine the best UK doom and slower American death charm uncorking their own sound – that’s where I see Temple of Void, and it’s quite a delectable product. A great mixture of shorter, focused tracks plus a couple of epics – including the 10 minute plus "Bargain in Death" adventure- means this is ideal for those who love the early 90’s doom/death sound.