YEAR: 2015 (REISSUE 2017)
LABEL: INFERNO RECORDS
OUR RATING: 81/100
TENTATION is a traditional heavy metal band from southern France that got formed in 2012 around Patrice, Guillaume D and Guillaume P; after several line-up changes, the band got finally stable and complete with the arrival of Laurent on drums. TENTATION recorded 5 original songs and one H-BOMB cover to be released in June 2015 as a mini-album to be unleashed on INFERNO RECORDS (CD/Cassette) and IMPIOUS DESECRATION Records (Vinyl).
In 2017 INFERNO RECORDS, well-known french label, published the reissue of this work, with three bonus tracks (two demos and an unreleased track recorded live).
We remind that all this album is sung in french language.
This work starts with BRUISE, a song in pure best tradition, in the way of bands as first TYGERS OF PAN TANG and the best 80's metal bands as SORTILEGE.
L'ĖPREUVE DU SANG goes on in the same way..speed but with high class!
VALHALLA is longer; in our opinion maybe the best song, with drops of last JUDAS PRIEST.
TEMPS DE PRIÈRE is a return to first TYGERS OF PAN TANG, with a great central break before the solo.
SPECTRE DE LUMIÈRE begins with a dreamin' arpeggio before exploding; next another great change of time.
DOUBLE BANG is a great cover of a other underrated band, H-BOMB.
An album absolutely interesting for a band go back in studio and ready for the new chapter of a smart career (we have high hopes).
Line-up : Patrice "Darquos" Rôhée - vocals Guillaume "Guix" Pastor - bass Laurent "Lole" Metivier - drums Guillaume Dousse - guitar
(Thanks FABIEN PINNETAU and INFERNO RECORDS)