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Lupi Amoris

by Heavy Temple

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Max Dread
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Max Dread I am basically listening to this album daily. So rich and full of good things. Something here for all the heavy music people, in one way or another. The soaring Joe Lynn Turner style vocal at times are just stunning, inside this carefully constructed hall of mirrors. Hard to beat. Favorite track: The Wolf.
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FDJ Absolutely banging return from Philadelphia's Heavy Temple, everything good about today's doom/stoner scene condensed into five essential cuts
Full review here ..... Favorite track: A Desert Through the Trees.
Colin M.
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Colin M. Easily my favorite studio output from Heavy Temple. Killer riffs and spot on production (that rhythm section sounds massive). This rocks. Favorite track: Isabella (with Unrelenting Fangs).
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SabbathJeff Everything I love about these local heavyweights has been heightened. A wild riff ruckus rip-roaring through the space desert betwixt the earholes. Probably borders on dangerous territory for the inexperienced rock addict. Luckily, I'm a professional.
Like if you saw Nemesis in '79 and how long those 7 years must've seemed, and how well worth the wait must've been, when Epicus Doomicus Metallicus finally dropped. An accomplished, mature and triumphant debut.
Hashtag release the doom cut.
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megalodon_77 WOW Holy sh!t this is Amazing !!!
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The Wolf 05:31
The Maiden 05:39


HEAVY TEMPLE crash forth like a roaring mastodon in a thunderstorm with their first official full-length, "Lupi Amoris," and it has all the markings of a landmark record. As progressive as BARONESS but unselfconscious, as heavy as FU MANCHU but more adventurous, this Philadelphia trio throw every lever in the riff-metal machine, yet also wield lyrical concepts that register on literary levels."Lupi Amoris" offers a one-way trip through wide-open spaces and deep forests. When HEAVY TEMPLE came into being on the 2012 winter solstice, the trio were after the pure fun and joy of playing heavy music, illustrated by each founding member's chosen nom de guerre: High Priestess Nighthawk, Rattlesnake, and Bearadactyl. At first playing shows locally in Philly, the band quickly gained an excellent live reputation, leading to tours alongside RUBY THE HATCHET, MOTHERSHIP, ROYAL THUNDER and CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Invitations to notable festivals included The Maryland Doom Fest, Psycho Las Vegas, and Decibel Metal & Beer, among many others. It speaks volumes about HEAVY TEMPLE's talent and face-melting live impact that the invitations to attractive tours and prestigious festivals continued to roll in even without the release of an album. Although HEAVY TEMPLE leverage all the trappings of traditionally male-oriented metal (to the point that their sound could proudly sport a full beard), the powerful presence of frontwoman and sole remaining founding member High Priestess Nighthawk merges their glorious heaviness with a strong thematic line of feminine strength. "Lupi Amoris" is Latin for "Wolves of Love," and finds the Philly outfit aligning with a Red Riding Hood who is freed from the traditional bonds of what's expected. Proving that it's quite possible to hammer out gargantuan stoner doom and still say something about life's realities, HEAVY TEMPLE make a fierce and much-needed statement with "Lupi Amoris", and at these volumes, the world is guaranteed to hear it.

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released June 18, 2021

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