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Human Temple: Halfway to Heartache
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Human Temple: Halfway to Heartache

Melodic Hard Rock/AOR
4.0/5.0

Finland's Human Temple returns with their third release, Halfway to Heartache, and this time we only needed to what half the time between releases, from six to three years. But as suspected the wait is worth it as Human Temple also returns with their satisfying melodic hard rock.

Human Temple Band Photo

Above, Human Temple: with one dude hoping to make a quick exit.

Listening to the opening songs, you wonder if Human Temple is pursuing more of a metal edge. Both I Will Follow and Bleeding Through have some steel and grit to them. But, proceeding, you discover they haven't lost their fundamental AOR foundation. Our World Our Time and Almost There are smooth accessible. You might find more of that 'pop' accessibility within Run Away. Then, perhaps simply to keep you of balance, Human Temple offers that edge again, once more on the heavier Because of You, but also the catchy rock of Misery. The latter moves quickly with a hard rock edge, but the keyboard solo tempers, almost seeming out of place. The album rounds out with a big arena rocker, Some Things Are Never Long Time Ago, and a soaring ballad, She Talks to Angels, where you get a good taste of vocalist Janne Hurme's skill.

Human Temple's Halfway Heartache finds the band in consistent and creative form, offering a strong mix of melodic hard rock with touches of AOR and metal.

Easily recommended.




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Human Temple's Halfway Heartache finds the band in consistent and creative form, offering a strong mix of melodic hard rock with touches of AOR and metal.

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