Melodic/Symphonic Black Metal band from Cyprus, Temple Of Evil are labeled as making unadulterated Black metal by their promo material.
There are interesting orchestrations inserted all along the album and songs like ‘’The 7th Awakening’’ and ‘’Chalice of Impure Blood’’ are epic pieces of music. Their music reminds of Sacramentum that was making epic melodic Black Death metal. However, Sacramentum was making dangerous metal that was mysterious and grand at the same time.
There’s something missing in Temple Of Evil’s honest and skillful attempt at a genre that’s been visited so many times before. Will I be listening to this album again? Yes. Will it be in my best albums of the year? Probably not but a contender and a band to check out for sure.