Shadow Kingdom Records presents Detroit, MI act Temple of Void's highly anticipated second album, Lords of Death. Ever aptly titled, Lords of Death is an insanely, irrevocably massive slab of doom-death, and the album by which Temple of Void will rightfully take their seat at the throne. Nearly three years in the making, Lords of Death is an experience like no other, and will surely go down as one of the top metal albums of 2017. The group harkens back to the somber sound of early European doom here, while channeling the energy and devastation of old-school American death metal.
This is the sound of Temple of Void shorn of any fat and fully representing the powerful, punishing experience of the group in a live setting. It sees the band largely ditching the doomier tropes in favor of ones reflective of their all-consuming onstage power. Instead, Temple of Void emphasized the deathlier aspects of their debut, but pumped them full of addicting, headbanging energy. Whereas Of Terror and the Supernatural was doom with death metal, Lords of Death is death metal with doom. Fittingly, the production here is utterly crushing, and was once again recorded at Mount Doom in Detroit.