Temujin - 1000 Tears (2008)

By Elric on 9:57 AM 12 April 2008

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Temujin comes from Australia. They formed in 2007 and they become quite popular in the underground Goth/Metal scene quite quickly. The same year they decided to release alone their debut album called 1000 Tears. They signed with Indie label Renaissance Records and 1000 Tears will be rereleased due to May 18.

Temujin is a female fronted Goth/Metal band like Evanescence and Left Hand Solution. Basically, Temujin consist of only two but charismatic people. Kelly on vocals and keys and Karl Lean on drums, bass and guitars. The truth is that Temujin’s music style is quite popular although they have few elements that make them stand out from the rest. Kelly’s voice is deep, melodic and crystal clear with the right amount of darkness. On the other hand Karl always provides the right music background and atmosphere for Kelly as in songs like Find Me, Sheltered and All of You. As a result, after few hearings the songs will haunt your mind. Moreover, in contrast to the majority of Goth/metal bands Temujin avoid to repeat themselves (unlike Evanescence). Every song is based on new ideas and has something different to offer.

However Temujin couldn’t avoid some pitfalls. First of all, I didn’t like the production. Often the guitars and Kelly’s voice cannot be heard clear. I hope that they will fix this when they will rerelease 1000 Tears with the help of the record company. Finally, there are a couple of songs that are really weak. But in the end Temujin released alone a really decent debut album. I believe that if they continue to work hard they will be quite popular very soon.

Rating: 75/100

The Band
  • Kelly - Vocals, Keyboards
  • Karl Lean - Guitars, Bass, Drums
Guest Musicians
  • Buddy - Lead Guitar
  • Sham - Lead Guitar

  1. Find Me
  2. 1000 Tears
  3. So Near
  4. Let You Go
  5. Spiral
  6. Down
  7. Blue Jay
  8. Taken
  9. Sheltered
  10. Haunted
  11. All of You
  12. Throwing Stone
  13. Heart And Soul

2 comments for this post

I'm gonna try it right now, thanks for share the link and the little review.

Posted on 7/4/11 21:33  

It is a great band, their sound has something unique and powerful, great review by the way.

Posted on 31/8/11 21:51  

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