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TEMPLE BALLS – Pyromide

Temple Balls - Pyromide

Amid the chaos of today’s day-to-day the vast majority just expect to see reflected in the music the same as we see in television tabloids, a charge of negativity so dense that it has extended so much on new releases that we are almost used to depressive mood and a certain artistic melancholy without end, well…not all of us, and certainly not these shrewd guys from TEMPLE BALLS, for these guys the hourglass of time always seems to be flowing in reverse and the sun seems to keep on highest point in the sky with the perfect mood to celebrate life, exactly as the third album “Pyromide” released by Frontiers Records on April 16 arrives this cloudy year as a strong extra shot of energy.

Looking superficially at this album we have a somewhat confused impression about the content, we have a beautiful cover of Jan Yrlund from Darkgrove Design with ancient theme, we have an enigmatic title, we have details of pyramids, fire, and everything leading the listener to think about symbologies and a multitude of possibilities, but, paying attention to the track list and finding titles such as “Long Ways, Long Lies“, “Fallen Youth” and “Bad Bad Bad” we realized that TEMPLE BALLS continues to strive to bring back the “classic” hard heavy without losing the fun. There are no encoded meanings here and there and even the title of the album comes from the relaxation and “detachment” that these musicians employ in a coherent way in music.

Don’t be naive, metal cannot survive only in darkness, even more so nowadays, and if for some that youthful hard rock seems a thing of the past “Pyromide” brings back to the present a type of sonority that before was the highest top , of those who achieved hits on the Billboard charts, so why not?

Don’t be fooled, this album features a refined production of Jona Tee (H.E.A.T.) just like in previous albums and there is a crystal level in the volumes right away in “Thunder From The North“, incidentally, these guys really like volume and the track starts shrill and elevating the energy to the sky with fast riffs and charismatic chorus, Arde Teronen still sounds like a beginner in some moments but damn, this guy knows how to “play the game” and the track runs as delicious as going back to the times we rocked just for fun.

Long Ways, Long Lies” is another surefire shot in the best mix of hard heavy, full of a powerful rhythm that packs the track to the entrance of the melodious and energetic “TOTC“, where the whole band expands versatility and we hear a track really sounding solid in the best style of the genre. A curious fact about TEMPLE BALLS is how these guys manage to make things sound new in something that has already been so explored, you see, it’s not easy today to release something without it sounding repetitive, but these guys really do, and we find ourselves in moments like “Fallen Youth” remembering of names like Warrant, TNT, among many others, and it is possible to feel the same sensation, including the provocative “Bad Bad Bad” and the play of layered guitars and explosive tempo changes that can still blow up with the memories of many of the old school.

Pyromide” is a contagious album infecting the listener with strong melodies, profuse guitars, explosive riffs, fun lyrics and choruses that will stick to your mind. From the electrifying introduction to “What Is Dead Never Dies” or the bold heavy metal of “Unholy Night“, the timeless “Heart Of A Warrior” or the romanticized fever of “If Only I Could“, TEMPLE BALLS is a guarantee of pure fun.

Temple Balls - Pyromide
TEMPLE BALLS - Pyromide Review
Our Conclusion
Don't be naive, metal cannot survive only in darkness, even more so nowadays, and if for some that youthful hard rock seems a thing of the past "Pyromide" brings back to the present a type of sonority that before was the highest top , of those who achieved hits on the Billboard charts, so why not?
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Related links
Website: https://templeballsrocks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/templeballsrocks/
https://www.facebook.com/TempleBallsJapan/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/templeballsrocks
Twitter: https://twitter.com/templeballsfin
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6eiOdKXmZuz3nWzLuJkCE2
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5e280Op6cY
Label link: http://www.frontiers.it/

Track listing:

  1. Thunder From The North
  2. Long Ways, Long Lies
  3. T.O.T.C.
  4. Fallen Youth
  5. Bad Bad Bad
  6. What Is Dead Never Dies
  7. Unholy Night
  8. Heart Of A Warrior
  9. You Better Run
  10. If Only I Could
  11. Something To Die For

Line-up:
Arde Teronen – vocals
Jiri Paavonaho – guitar
Niko Vuorela – guitar
Jimi Välikangas – bass
Antti Hissa – drums