All Hail Ancient Temple Recordings!
Only a few months old, the metal world can rejoice and welcome the arrival of Ancient Temple Recordings, a label from New Brunswick, Canada. To kick things off, they released their inaugural album pairing up extreme metallers Greber with the apocalyptic Anthesis.
And for a first release, what a brutal two-sided monstrosity this label cooked up. Greber’s “Granted” and “Anxiety Addict” is like being slammed face first into a wall of noise. For two people, Marc Bourgon and Steve Vargas, they have cooked up some burley and sonically crushing tunes. The two began working together in the band Tugnut and then went off to form this duo. Out of Ontario, Greber takes no prisoners and wastes no space when it comes to these songs. Using what feels like layered depth to amplify the muscle of their music with vocals that are describe as none other than massive.
Anthesis’ “Sullen Snakes” best compliments what Greber is doing on the flip side. With more expressive guitars as if notes were thrown into an eternal pit of raging flames and the screams become the band’s motive, what Andrew Martin, Scott Lilly and Scott Miller do with a song like this is intense. “Nothing Is Missing,” gives us a great song all around and just an enjoyable romp, focusing more on the power of the chord like Godzilla stomping on cities.
I hope this is the beginning of a great thing for Ancient Temple Recordings, and a testament to modern metal in all of its fury.