Temple Of Lies – The Serial Killer Suite (Attic Records)

Hot on the heels of 2016’s “From Sands”, Temple Of Lies have wasted no time in taking advantage of the creative juices that have been flowing. Indeed, “The Serial Killer Suite” finds these Leicester lads in quite rude health. I managed to catch them live recently so was pretty chuffed to get my paws on this one to see if that gig energy translated to the new album. That curiosity was laid to rest very quickly as “Epic Doom” erupts with a super chunky groove. Lyrically it’s a classic, crusty Alice Cooper shock rock themed soundtrack heavied up big time. Thick, doomy riffs alongside some seriously fat bass from Jags are like a magnet and keep pulling you in. Si Shaw’s vocals are completely engaging with a twisted almost demented delivery. This is the entree that prepares for a full on heavy metal feast. Shades of an Orange Goblin stoner influence along with an almost Ben Ward howl underline “Illusion Of Choice”. Shaw comes across as almost a ring master to this unfolding psycho horror circus. The mix is very clean with plenty of space between band members that lets the listener appreciate the elements that make up this developing … Continue reading Temple Of Lies – The Serial Killer Suite (Attic Records)