Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LP Review: "Temple" by Olde

Over the Fourth of July holiday, my cousin and her family were in town from Chicago.

It's been almost two years since we've seen each other and just as long for the kids too. When we have time, our daughters have Facetime Tea Parties.

Yes, it's every so metal.

Keeping up with people is something I have never been good at to be perfectly honest about the situation, and that does include family.

Thankfully, she was willing to make the overture and a great time was had by all. There was an 11th Hour decision not to take our children to the park where we spent large portions of our youth...bleeding in the sand...because that place is dangerous.

It's been a minute since we've had any doom metal around this joint.

Sometimes it's all about those ebbs and flows and the river has been keeping us busy.

Olde is one of those bands whose album came and went for me. There was nothing after the review,. No communications, no concert to attend, or interview.

It's just something that happens sometimes..well most of the time.

So, out of sight and out of mind.

Here we are with their followup, Temple.

Olde hasn't changed terribly much. They are still big and heavy. There is this undercurrent of vibrato riffs that add and extra element of groove to the proceedings. It appears to be done by hand as well, at least that's what my ear says.

It's a motif that's oft repeated throughout the album. Just something that tickles along the way.

If you're looking for giant, thick, doom, Canada's own Olde has you covered. You may need to hose down, because the oily slick they're going to leave on you...probably shouldn't go down your shower drain.

But, who cares, it's the summer anyway.

Release: 8/11/17
Genre: Doom Metal
Label: Medusa Crush Recordings/STB Records (vinyl)
Formats: LP/Cassette/Digital

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