Human Temple - 2011 - Halfway to the heartache
I will follow
Like a beat of a heart
Our world our time
Because of you
Some things are never long time ago
She talks to angels
Finland's premier melodic hard rockers Human Temple are back and bring us a brand new release “Halfway to Heartache”.
Their 2004 debut "Insomnia" received rave reviews, and the 2010 release “Murder of Crows” set pulses racing.
Two years later and the wait for the third CD is over, so get ready for this fantastic new release.
The brooding “Halfway to Heartache” is an extension of the Human Temple sound, and they bring us 11 tracks of brilliant tunes that range from quirky rockers to powerful ballads. Songs like Run Away, Misery and Bleeding Through just ooze with class.
“I Will Follow” is full of catchy riffs and a slow paced back ground rhythm that keeps it interesting, the vocal melodic are floating along very nicely.
"Bleeding Through" is somewhat in te same style.
“Our World, Our Time” threatens with some almost neo prog hooks but it is otherwise a fairly standard hard rock parade.
“Runaway” is a nice song full of pleasing melodies.
“Little Lies” is an interesting choice for a cover tune, the band turns the song into a hard rock cover and it sounds really good.
"Because of You" is song a where they go back to predecessor's melodic style.
"Misery" has a more uptempo swing in it and also a very good keyboard solo ! This is one of the best tracks on the album.
“Some Things Are Never Long Time Ago” has a nice AOR touch with nice melodic vibes.
"She Talks To Angels" is a powerfull ballad with a nice groove in it.
Human Temple delivers here an album with high quality music, good songwriting alongside a keen production leaves an incessant impression !
This is a new age in the history of Human Temple and its going to set 2012 off with a bang.
Janne Hurme : Lead Vocals
Risto Tuominen : Guitars
Kalle Saariden: Drums
Jori Tojander : Keyboards
Harri Kinnunen : Bass
Special guest musician: Emppu Vuorinen from Nightwish