Tempers Creature are a duo from Germany that plays a depressive and pagan form of black metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Lupus Est Homo Homini" which was released by Sturmglanz Produktionen .
Nature sounds, acoustic guitars and synths start off the album and after the intro spoken word parts are added into the music before going into a more heavy, melodic and atmospheric direction along with some depressive suicidal black metal screams and after awhile the music starts to bring in a mixture of both clean and heavy parts.
After awhile melodic guitar solos and leads start becoming a huge part of the bands musical sound and they also add folk instruments into certain sections of the recording along with some depressing sounding pianos while the main focus remains on a slow and raw depressive black metal sound while the music also has its fast moments and blast beats and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
As the album progresses there is a short instrumental being added onto the recording while the following tracks have a more atmospheric feeling to them as well a s utilizing more fast and raw elements of black metal and they also start adding in a short song that have a more early 90's feeling to them as well as being somewhat of a departure from the more depressive nature of the earlier tracks and there are also a couple of instrumentals that are tributes to Burzum and Sturmpercht which both have a medieval atmosphere to them.
The other half of the album shows the band going for more of an epic pagan/black metal sound and melodic female vocals are added onto one of the tracks while still having a depressive atmosphere and the vocals also start utilizing a small amount of growls and on of the later tracks is a Germanic folk music song and there are also some male pagan vocals being added into the music at times and after awhile the folk elements start to mix in with a more black metal style of sound.
Tempers Creature create a very diverse and original sounding style of black metal with their musical sound and the album is divide d into 2 different sections the beginning shows a more misanthropic and depressive side of their sound while the other part is more in an epic pagan/black metal direction which also shows medieval and folk music elements which they still mix in with a depressive sound, the production sound s very dark, raw, heavy and epic while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark, depressive, misanthropic, Germanic and Suebian folklore and Paganism.
In my opinion Tempers Creature are a very great sounding depressive/pagan black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winter im Herzen" "Der Misanthrop" "Suebia (Heimatarde)" and "Wuotans Wildes Heer". 8/5 out of 10.