Demonic Temple are a duo from Poland that plays an old school form of black metal and this is a review of t heir 2021 album "Through Stars Into The Abyss" which will b e released in November as a joint effort between Putrid Cult and Dark Horizon.
A very dark sounding intro starts off the album while also introducing melodic guitar solos and leads onto the album. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing while most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can be heard.
When tremolo picking is utilized it also gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams. Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave tradition along with some angry shouts also being utilized at times as well as the songs also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Synths also return on some of the later tracks as well as giving the songs more of an occult atmosphere and as the album progresses a brief use of ritualistic chants and whispers can also be heard. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Occultism, Death and Darkness themes.
In my opinion Demonic Temple are a very great sounding old school black metal duo and if you are a f an of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Through The Stars Into The Abyss" and "Proclaiming The Truth Of The Other Side". 8 out of 10.