Temujin - 1000 Tears
- Artist: Temujin
- Album: 1000 Tears
- Label: Renaissance
- Year of Release: 2008
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- Reviewed by: digitalbath on 2008-03-26
Upon first listen of Temujin's 2008 release, 1,000 Tears, set to release in May of this year; I immediately thought of Lacuna Coil and found that they were one of Temujin's influences. Although they sound so similar to one of their influences, Lacuna Coil's sound is so atypical of anything put out today that six more bands could make an album similar to them and it would still be original. Temujin, while holding a similar sound to Lacuna Coil still manages to hold their own in 1,000 Tears.
The vocalist of Temujin doesn't fully the entire spectrum of her vocal range throughout the album but her almost monotone sound is appropriate for the heavy riffs belted out instrumentally. The guitars are heavily distorted throughout the entire album and while nothing they play is technically difficult, their riffs are still unique and well thought out. Some songs such as "So Near" and "Let You Go" also feel reminiscent of Dream Theatre regarding the The Birthday Massacre's album, Violet with it's dark mood, sustained primarily by, as I've stated before, the vocalist's choice in melody.
Within today's music scene, Temujin truly have the potential to make a name for themselves, just as Lacuna Coil does. Any listener could get into this album from metal heads to hardcore fans to pop fans. Look for this album online at Temujin's myspace in May and buy, buy, buy!
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