TEMPERANCE – Of Jupiter and Moons
Every single song, with notable if horrible exception of "Alive Again" (with admittedly cool mid-chorus), is cut from the same cloth. The songs all seem to be tailored for radio, each with the catchy yet ultimately forgettable chorus. Same pace with scarce variation, haunts them all. The more aggressive elements and heavy riffing has been toned down or replaced by Deep Purple – like keyboards (The Art of Believing) . It is as though Temperance really took their very name to heart. To be sure, when she is allowed to LEAD, Alessia Scolletti sounds great but she just sticks out like a sore thumb, Marco Pastorino being front and center, in this whole sordid mess that is "Of Jupiter And Moons". I sure hope the name of the album is not alluding to SATELLITES of GREAT planets, if you catch my drift, because this is not going to sit very long on my hard drive. Bring back Chiara or descend into obscurity. Oh, wait, you already have. To paraphrase the line from "Daruma’s Eyes (Part 1)", this is not likely to last forever if the Temperance does not change course fast.