Monday 1 August 2022

Eternal Sun Temple - Vol I. (Album Review)

Release Date: July 17th 2022. Record Label: Self Released. Format: DD

Vol I.  - Tracklisting

1.The Sacrificial Path 05:42

2.Invocation I: The King 07:04

3.Decimation 05:13

4.Revelations I 06:59

5.The Champion 06:24

6.Invocation II: The Vile Custodian 03:38

7.Invocation III: The Bastard Child 09:04


Moco Piovano - Bass

Alejandro Gomez - Drums

Luca Frizza - Guitars/Vocals


Vol I is the debut release from Argentinian Psych Doom/Stoner Rockers Eternal Sun Temple and their music is a free flowing style of Psych Rock, Sludge Rock and Stoner Metal with other areas of Occult Rock. The album is quite dark and mysterious with its Psychedelic outlook on life with great vocals from Luca leading the way.

The instrumental sounds are quite varied throughout with the band striking a fine balance between bleak based Doom Metal grooves and a vibrant Stoner Metal energy. Production values are handled superbly well from start to finish. There’s a distinctive underground flavour and sound to this release where the music is within the “LOW & SLOW” division of Doom/Stoner Metal. 

The lyrics and vocals do have a classic Black Sabbath approach with the band bringing their own sound towards the end of the album. The grooves and extended guitar solos vary from fast-paced riffs to a more slower style of music.

Standout tracks include: The Sacrificial Path, Invocation I: The King, Revelations I, invocation II: The Vile Custodian and Invocation III: The Bastard Child

Eternal Sun Temple brings a gloomy sense of dread on this album with the hard-hitting lyrics and restrained vocals from Luca. The music is quite intense in places with Eternal Sun Temple bringing a BASS heavy attitude for the majority of the songs. Things do become more progressive when the fast-paced guitar solos appear.  

There’s some Psych Rock/Sonic Riff wizardry or Sonic experimentation on the more exciting parts of the album that the band delve into on tracks such as: Decimation and Revelations I. The music becomes part of the “Post-Whatever” world as the different musical elements move further into “Drone” based territory. 

Vol I. is  a deeply rich and exciting album that sees Eternal Sun Temple releasing one of the best debut albums you’ll encounter from the South American Doom/Stoner Metal scene. As Eternal Sun Temple harnesses the heavy riff power of Black Sabbath and SLEEP whilst bringing a YOB based SONIC DOOM energy to the overall flow and sound of the album.

Excellent and Highly Recommended.

Words by Steve Howe


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