Hailing from the currently untouchable Australian black metal scene, the mysterious TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE remain rooted in the blackest arts whilst performing the ancient Metal of Death, self-described as "Ritualistic Death Metal Necromancy." And indeed, that's precisely what the Oz duo offer up on their highly anticipated debut album, Condemnation. Churning, gnawing, throbbing, Condemnation is blackened DEATH-fucking-METAL with its soul ripped asunder. Each strike upon stretched animal skin and amplified barbed wire, each slice of atmosphere forever descending, each cacophonous bellow from depths unknown - all are in service to infernal forces beyond human comprehension. TEMPLE NIGHTSIDE give you the keys to your Condemnation.
Take the most blasphemous death metal riffing and imbue it with nether ritual atmosphere and heartless black rawness and you might approximate the monstrosity these gifted musicians have unleashed. Funeral Chant is a corrupted demonic gem deep in the wretched rough. Erik Evangelista