Temple Renegade
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Temple Renegade

The Hague, Netherlands | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

The Hague, Netherlands | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Hard Rock


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Temple Renegade - Blacked Out Ocean EP Review
A four strong lineup from across the water in the the Netherlands, Temple Renegade released their debut EP 'Blacked Out Ocean' at the start of 2016. Featuring five original tracks, they take influence from genres ranging from rock, metal, progressive and many others.
The first track "White Rabbit" gives a clear sign of what they want to do with this record. Hard hitting and aggressive, this track is a blast to the original power metal genre with clean and sharp vocals contrasting with an almost brutal style of playing.
"Cheap Cigar" leads you in with a simple but impressive riff and a catchy short lined vocal pattern before diving back in to a heavier style to catch you off guard. Definitely one way to get energised in the morning by listening to this track!
On to "Last Man Standing" and this little band continues to impress. Opening the track with a softer intro and gentler singing, the suspense builds itself to a climax which breaks through any inhibitions you may still have had about this EP. Sander gets a real chance to let his skills shine in this song so drummers, get listening!
Moving forward to "Swandive", we find the tempo has been lifted again and staying true to themselves, they have not laid off the power. Palm muted verse riffs followed by big heavy instrumental breaks give this song more dynamics than you could contemplate throwing into a song but it fits and that is the key point of this note.
Ending a monster of a debut we have "Faceless" and what a way to close up. With a heavy dose of Metallica and Alter Bridge style thrown in for good measure, this is a blistering track which will leave you wanting more and impatiently checking this bands page for information of a new release.
As one final keynote, and this is important, Jerome's beard is manly and impressive!
Wreckage Rating - 8.9/10 - Wreckage Radio


Temple Renegade are form The Hague Netherlands and this is their first EP release. I gather that they are a relatively young band and just making their way in the big bad musical world. To be honest as a debut release I've heard a lot worse and there are signs that these guys could be quite successful once they get a bit of exposure. The band consists of Sven Mundorf on guitars and vocals, Sander van Elferen on the drums, Jerome Huss on guitars and Angel Lopez on bass. The vocals are clean with everything being sung in English, the guitars are crunching when they need to be but full of the necessary character for this type of music and the drums and bass are tight and support the songs impeccably...
The one and only criticism might be that the vocals are a little high in the mix, which throws off the overall sound slightly. Song composition wise Temple Renegade can put together some fine tunes as all 5 here are pretty solid and work well in this EP package. An encouraging release from a new band that want to write and perform decent sounding hard rock with not a growl or scream in sight. - Powerplay


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