Somewhere in between the world of Death Metal and Progressive there lies another genre that can be hard to pinpoint but it can be described as a plethora of things. The Summoned takes all of these aspects and throws them into a blender to produce a fury of brutal Death Metal with hints of progressive, technical, jazz, and fusion. Hold on tight this album is sure to deliver one hell of a ride.
I stumbled upon this band while browsing Spotify and I was not sure what to expect. When instrumental metal comes to mind I think Djent, but that is not the case for these guys. Tempel is a two man band hailing from Phoenix Arizona and their new release is an absolutely satisfying ride. Tempel sets the atmosphere right off the bat with the opening track “Carvings in the Door” which incorporates heavy riffage and progressive elements.