Tempo 38 - EP Review - Septic Proof
09 Oct 2008 // A review by CEOMong
A well-balanced EP full of tight refrains and solid measured riffs, a staunch album chock-full of punk flavour. I was sold on the first track, each track further cementing the awesomeness.
The title track, Septic Proof, is a very punk tune with a solid rhythm, promising a lot for the rest of the album. Sneaky hook upfront catches you unawares.
With only 6 tracks this album is way too short, made up for with a really big sound that reminds me of the best bits of many other wicked bands. Epic, catchy, often quirky intros on all tracks, sets the pace and carries through with in-your-face passion.
Flashpoint (track 3), is my favourite by far, an epic anthem with a grand intro, rolling into some heavier stuff. Kick-ass passionate lyrics & solid chorus spin-kick you in the head.
Watch out for Tempo 38 in a town near you, no doubt they go off live, and if this album is anything to go by, then a full offering will be something extra special.
Iím off for a shot.
About Tempo 38
Tempo 38 Ďinfamous hard-edge/punk band from Hawkes Bayí have been doing it the hard way since 2000. The band incorporates driving upbeat music with an energetic live show.
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ĎThe Tempsí have released 3 EP's, a split CD with Australian hardcore band Provoke, and have tracks featured on numerous compilation CDís (released in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and the UK). Tempo 38 have played with many bands from N.Y.C hardcore legends Shutdown to Californian pop-punk band The Ataris to Aussie punk legends Hard-Ons to NZís own The Bleeders, the band have embarked on two Headlining tours of their home-country and hit the road on a regular basis for one off festivals and shows.