SCORE - 88%
Finland’s Temple Balls have really kicked up the dials for album number 3. This is a fast moving, kick ass, tour de force of melodic hard rock, easily blowing away their first two efforts in terms of songwriting, production and performance.
This album compares favorably with the most recent HEAT album and also classic Gotthard alongside old classics like Motley Crue, Kix and LA Guns.
It has that European hard rock feel, but a monster production effort from HEAT’s Jona Tee has the band firing on all cylinders and there is a lot of HEAT at their heaviest in the new album’s sound. Tee also produced the band’s last album and played on the debut, but this is head and shoulders above all that came before it.
It’s an all-guitar high energy attack from the opening riff with vocalist Arde Teronen really driving the melodies home.