Temptation's Wings are a band from North Carolina that plays a mixture of southern, stoner, doom and thrash metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Skulthor Ebonblade" which will be released in March.
Dark sounding bass guitars start off the album along with some drum beats and clean guitars a few seconds later and after the intro the music goes into a heavier direction along with some melodic solos and leads that also add in a touch of 70's metal and the vocals are very rough yet clean singing style.
Touches of traditional doom metal can be heard in the bands musical style at times while the southern and stoner elements updates the genre for the modern era and when spoken word parts are utilized they add in the atmosphere of a dark fantasy and some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while also mixing in the aggression of thrash and the vocals also have their aggressive moments and as the album progresses acoustic guitars are also added onto the recording briefly.
Temptation's Wings plays a style of doom metal that is very traditional and old school while t he southern, stoner and thrash influences updates their style for the modern era, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are a concept album based an a warrior named Skullthor and you can see the influence of occultism, mythology and other fantasy authors in the songwriting.
In my opinion Temptation's Wings are a very great sounding mixture of stoner, southern, doom and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Destroyer" "Lair Of The Gorgon Queen" and "My Name Was Skullthor". 8/5 out of 10.
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