Heavy Temple (Lupi Amoris)
Crank this to 9.7 of 11 - Editors' Pick
Genre: Stoner rock
Sounds Like: Acid King, Windhand, Arenna
Homeland: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lupi Amoris contains 5 mind bending, psychedelic stoner rock entities
After two solid EP's and various lineup changes, Heavy Temple keep exploring the psychedelic side where stoner rock meets doom
Vocalist and guitarist High Priestess Nighthawk shines as usual. Her vocals are seductive and drifty, a marvelous combination that gels perfectly with the music
The guitar prowess of High Priestess Nighthawk has a more authentic sound compared to previous releases
The percussion really helps ground the album while High Priestess Nighthawk is in her own world jamming
Another fine release by the folks over at Magnetic Eye Records... check them out
1. A Desert Through the Trees 05:21
2. The Wolf 05:31
3. The Maiden 05:39
4. Isabella (with Unrelenting Fangs) 09:29
5. Howling of a Prothalamion 06:56
We absolutely love how this song transitions from the previous track, it's seamless. Oh, and the rhythmic fuzz at the 1:38 mark is so fucking infectious. The vocal control of High Priestess Nighthawk is among the best we've heard within female stoner/doom vocalists.
Isabella (with Unrelenting Fangs)
An epic tune with gorgeous guitar tones and sultry vocals. This track is so fucking trippy without going out too far... they hang within their psychedelic stoner realm. The ending weaves in and out of post-doom and classic stoner jamming. All three instruments are played to perfection.
Lets go with a local brew to Heavy Temple. Take a trip trip to Mad Chef Craft Brewing in Petersburg, PA and grab some Haze Chaser. This 5% hazy IPA is extremely refreshing with tastes of apricot and passion fruit.