Temple Koludra are a band from Germany that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording goes into more of a mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Seven! Sirens! To A Lost Archetype" which will be released in June by Transcending Obscurity Records.
Ritualistic soundscapes start off the album before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
A decent amount of dissonant structures can also be heard in the music while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the music also getting very atmospheric sounding at times.
Elements of death metal are also used quite a bit throughout the recording as well as the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies. Indian style instruments are also added into some parts of the music and they also give the songs more of an ethnic feeling when they are utilized.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet technical style as well as having their melodic moments while the riffs also add in a decent amount of melody at times. Melodic chants, death metal growls and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and only small touches of ambient remain from their previous releases and as the album progresses clean guitars can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Indian Spirituality themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Temple Koludra and if you are a fan of black and death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Trimurti" "Namurupa" and "White I Trance". 8/5 out of 10.