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Review: Mythra - Temples of Madness
Temples of Madness

Label: Classic Metal Records
Year released: 2023
Duration: 47:46
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy Metal


Review online: September 1, 2023
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (8 Votes)

Glad to see that Mythra are keeping at it, even though it's already been six years since Still Burning in 2017 (still a shorter wait than the one before that... ;)) I didn't quite get into Still Burning at first and had to put it on the back burner (uhuh) for a while after I got it, but Temples of Madness is more of an (almost) instant click. Once again Mythra are sticking to their guns and their songwriting still oozes of the late '70s and early '80s, and that's what makes the songs so good. They're new songs, but there's nonetheless a sense of nostalgia for those of us who were around back then; the album really has that old vibe, with songs that talk to you and are accessible while still packing a good dose of heaviness and some cool metallic riffage. If the album didn't have the modern production polish, one could almost believe it's over 40 years old. The band isn't stagnating; this is not like their old stuff, but their identity is fully intact and you can tell it's the same band. If you like your heavy metal with a heavy dose of the '70s heavy rock and obscure NWOBHM bands and don't mind it sounding modern-clean, Temples of Madness is certainly worth checking out.

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