Twin Temple: The Sound You Didn't Know You Needed
As metalheads, we get judged on a lot of things. The clothes, our hair, in some cases...hygiene, but most of all, our choices in music.
These things have always been society’s stigma on what the “Metal Culture” is, but couldn’t be more wrong. Most metalheads enjoy a wide range of music in many different styles and genres. Some deny it, while most don’t. To limit yourself to one “genre” would be criminal. To say you refuse to listen to bluegrass or the delta blues is fine, but keep in mind that it was funk, pop, blues, and punk that inspired the sound of bands such as White Zombie.
One of my secret passions in musical genres is that I have a soft spot for “Big Band” and “Doo Wop”. As someone who appreciates when a new band comes along to put a modern twist on older styles, I always keep my ear to the ground. That is how I came across Twin Temple: The Satanic Doo Wop band you didn’t know you needed in your life.
Their sound is almost like stepping into a time machine and heading to a 1940’s high school dance .Only instead of ballads professing one’s love to another, the enchanting female vocals are professing her undying love to Satan. This ain’t your grandads Doo Wop! And unlike many fakes who like to play pretend and make believe, Twin Temple are the real deal. Aside from a few singles, the title of their first full length album would explain what you’re getting into.
Previously limited to only 666 limited pressed records, the demand grew and brought cd, digital, and streaming services to Twin Temple’s fantastic album. Right off the bat, the first track titled “The Devil (didn’t make me do it).” will get you in a dancing mood.
Following the first track, Alexandra James soothes you with a love ballad only meant for the Lord of Lies himself.
“Lucifer, My love”. And the momentum doesn’t stop there. Each song hitting sounds that feel so captured in time and so taboo. “Let’s Hang Together”, their first single, plays like a promise made between two lovers. There isn’t one dull track on the whole album. Easy to listen to on repeat all day.
If you’re looking for something to add to your Halloween party playlist, this is a must. You’ll definitely find yourself saying “Man, I didn’t know I needed this in my life!”. This was undoubtedly a gem I felt would be a crime to keep to myself. Give them a listen. Let me know what you think. Did you fall in love with them as much as I did? Or is this a pass?
You can listen to the single “Lucifer, My Love” here.