Tempers Creature a duo from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays a depressive form of pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Si Vis Vitam, Para Mortem" which will be released in July by Sturmglanz Produktionen.
Avant garde sounds start off the album along with some haunting keyboards a few seconds later and background voices and after the intro the music starts to go into more of a heavy and raw musical direction along with some high pitched black metal screams and the vocals also get very deep and demonic at times.
You can hear a decent amount of melody being utilized in the guitar riffing and some songs also bring in a small amount of spoken word parts and you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts throughout the recording and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and a great amount of depressive black metal elements can be heard in a great amount of the tracks and the screams also sound very suicidal at times.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them along with a great amount of atmospheric elements and they also do a cover of Blutkinge's "Eines Geistes" and the solos and leads the band uses are very dark and melodic and also bring in more of a modern black metal feeling and in some songs a small amount of clean singing is utilized and they also bring more of a pagan and folk metal atmosphere to the music as well as a brief use of female vocals.
Tempers Creature creates a very diverse black metal album that combines the atmospheric, depressive and pagan styles of the genre while some songs also bring in folk music elements and they also use a great amount of melody, the production sounds very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in German and cover dark, depressive, misanthropic, Germanic and Suebian folklore and Paganism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Tempers Creature and if you are a fan of t he atmospheric, depressive and pagan styles of black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Tranen auf nacktar Haut" "Dance Macabre" "Dammerung der Abendsson" and "Si Vis Vitam, Para Mortem". 8 out of 10.