18 November 2018


You know the goth thing has grown roots now, right? I feel like there is a generation now who are basing their sound on bands who based their sound on bands from other times - removing a layer of association, but perhaps allowing for more freedom within expanded confines. Whether or not this applies to this Minneapolis act is up for debate, but the excellence of this half hour of music is painfully evident regardless of which sphere/s of influence TEMPLE draw from. Dreary, plodding, with swarms of guitars and indulgent brooding vocals that dominate with confidence when they take over from the guitars, then find a way to coexist when they share the spotlight. It just works, so I guess where they get it from is a discussion for another time. 

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