Friday, January 29, 2016

CD REVIEW: WHITE BEAR by The Temperance Movement

by The Temperance Movement
(Earache Records)

The highly anticipated sophomore release from UK's The Temperance Movement comes in the form of, 'White Bear'. After being thoroughly impressed with their self titled debut, I was eager to hear what the lads would come up with next. So, was it a hit or miss? I would have to say after listening to the album a couple of times already the band has delivered a hit!  It just gets better and better with every listen, where more layers are revealed . The songs definitely lodge themselves into your head. The new album certainly has fewer ballads than their debut. The new songs have texture, groove laden guitar riffs and structure. Phil Campbell's soulful vocal delivery continues to shine throughout. The rest of the band better and tighter than ever. Standout tracks for me are; ' Modern Massacre", "I Hope I'm Not Losing My Mind and "Battle Lines". The title track, "Oh Lorraine" and "The Sun And The Moon Roll Around To Soon", are great as well. Often when it comes to a band's sophomore release they tend to rush things as a result the outcome can be disappointing. Not the case with The Temperance Movement, these lads have produced something that is possibly even better than what they their first around. The feelgood factor is definitely here in spades. Overall, an amazing recording by one of the most talented British rock bands in the music world today. If you enjoyed the band's debut you're certainly in for a treat with 'White Bear'. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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