LAST TEMPTATION "Fuel For My Soul" 2022

LAST TEMPTATION "Fuel For My Soul" 2022

Review Published: 25 July 2022
  • Label: CRUSADER Records
  • Format: CD/Digital
  • Release Date: 20.05.2022

"Fuel For My Soul" is LAST TEMPTATION's second album - a band that got formed in 2018 around experienced musicians that are Peter SCHEITHAUSER (Guitars - ex-STREAM, KILLING MACHINE to name a few) and a definitely awesome singer that is Butcho VUKOVIC (well-known by all "Nu-Metal" fans since he sang with WATCHA, a band that was soooooo popular in France back in the 90's/early 00's !).
Let's go straight to the point, LAST TEMPTATION is THE perfect mix of STONER/GRUNGY influenced METAL (think BLACK SABBATH/BLACK LABEL SOCIETY/ALICE IN CHAINS) and 80's HARD-ROCK sounds (SKID ROW/ARMORED SAINT/DOKKEN...) and even if this description might sound a bit weird, i'm sure you'll be convinced when you'll hear that album ! Those guys know their subject so well that they have no difficulty in writing KICKING songs - always COHERENT & HOMOGENEOUS at the crossroads of styles that could seem contradictory... what if i tell you i can hear at times some reminiscences of AEROSMITH ("Caroussel Of Hell") here and some more in the veins of old-ACCEPT (the chorus line "We Fight !" on "Stronger Than Fate" - So FUCKIN'HEAVY I'm sure Wolf Hoffman or Peter Baltes wouldn't have said "no" to such a kick-ass chorus by the time they were recording "Balls To The Walls" or "Restless & Wild" !) - some more in the veins of early BLACK SABBATH (THAT "Going Crazy" intro ! Those vocal lines reminding of OZZY as well !) - It's like the guys have gathered on THAT album everything that made HARD-ROCK music so ATTRACTIVE during the last 50 years and they just kept the VERY BEST of it ! It is an avalanche of sharp, powerful, slower, faster, heavy, melodic riffs, supported by an explosive rythmical section and magnified by breathtaking guitar solos, but ABOVE ALL the exceptional voice of the singer who seems to be able to sing what he wants so much he is comfortable in all the registers covered on this album ! IMPRESSIVE as FUCK ! I can't remember the last time a HARD-ROCK album impressed me THAT MUCH to be honest - the force of "Fuel For My Soul" is that - even if it is taking its essence in old-school HARD-ROCK, it doesn't sound outdated at all, it is quite the opposite, very contemporary, very catchy and completely addictive ! Right now - I can't think of a better french band in the HARD ROCK genre than LAST TEMPTATION - those guys are beyond IMPRESSIVE and I have no doubt they'll know how to seduce/convince you if you give'em a chance ! MAKE HARD-ROCK GREAT AGAIN !

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Born 1969, grew up with the NWOBHM sounds, musically educated with cult french magazines that were ENFER and METAL ATTACK, definitely nailed to the style when "The Number Of The Beast" by IRON MAIDEN was released... From 1982, it was clear life would never be the same ! Young & getting wild to the HEAVY sounds of SAXON, VENOM, BLACK SABBATH, MOTORHEAD, Young Fab also discovered thanks to school mates the NOISE, FILTH & FURY of Hard-Core/Punk bands like G.B.H, DISCHARGE, BROKEN BONES but also CRO-MAGS, BAD BRAINS, FUGAZI... and later on, through the 90's, everything that was ALTERNATIVE, EXPERIMENTAL, GRUNGE, INDUSTRIAL (SONIC YOUTH, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS)... Passion & curiosity grew up as years went by ... Fate was SEALED... no turning back ! No Music = No Life !

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