Temple 8 gets another great review. This time in Skope Magazine.
My Fave: For those of you know what I like—or think you do, I’m going to surprise you. My fave this month is he rock/metal band, Temple 8, from Cleveland. I was just taken with the versatility and technical skills of this band. They dip into musical styles and instrumentation all across the board. Their “Goodbye 42” is a rich composition that feels like a movie soundtrack, and “Hope” begins as a thoughtful guitar solo and builds to a lovely piano/guitar/drums marriage. Then, the band’s “Enter the Temple” combines the best of rock with metal and electronics into this driving extravaganza that could be played with a dozen performers and not just three or four. The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Kurt Tischer, Temple 8 has both paradox and simplicity at its core. It is both grand and restrained. Their songs, as you might expect, lean to non-mainstream politics without drifting into anarchy and try to point listeners toward a spiritual awakening. This is a breath of fresh air in this genre. Temple 8 has one CD out, Enter the Temple, that they did in 2003. They are way overdue for putting out another, but currently have been so busy touring the country and even made a foray into England last month. Check them out at www.temple8.net.