The Temperance Movement   White Bear
Release Date: 2016

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3.0 goodAntonius | January 31st 16

Such was my enthusiasm with the band's self-titled debut, that I have been waiting for the follow-up record with much anticipation. Granted, The Temperance Movement continue delivering some fine classic/blues rock tunes with no change in style or ideology. However, apart from the fact that White Bear clocks around 35 minutes, I needed many listenings to pick out some highlights here. I did not find "Three Bulleits" impressive, "Get Yourself Free" and "White Bear" are typical TTM tracks, while "I Hope I'm Not Losing My Mind" could be discribed as a flat filler ballad. What I did found of interest though was "Battle Lines", a track possibly left out from the debut album, the killer "Modern Massacre" with the chunky riff and the growling vocals. "Oh Lorraine" has a drilling guitar melody and along with its catchy rhythm could have become something big but any potential was killed at the chorus. It worths mentioning "A Pleasant Peace I Feel" which starts with some sweet bass notes and a delicate guitar melody indicating that this would be a ballad song. As it builds up however, it takes a courageous twist and out of nowhere it transforms to the most adventurous track of the record. r


2.0 poorOriginsOfSymmetry | January 7th 21
4.0 excellentPopMonkey | April 27th 19
4.0 excellentjacklefrais | May 28th 18
3.5 greatMarci | February 20th 18
4.0 excellentinailed | February 15th 17
2.5 averagemanu8a | December 11th 16
3.0 goodNorthBorder | October 16th 16
3.5 greatxenocide. | March 10th 16
5.0 classichenryguy1 | March 6th 16
3.0 goodRolling Girl | February 28th 16
2.5 averageAnthracks | February 17th 16
3.0 goodstagemaster | February 15th 16
3.5 greatdeadstory | February 13th 16
2.5 averageCernobog | February 2nd 16
3.0 goodmontekristoo99 | January 27th 16
3.5 greatRadicalEd | January 27th 16
4.0 excellentSimpleM | January 26th 16

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