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Artist: Victory

Title: Temples of Gold

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Metronome (Germany)

Catalog Number: 843 979-2


Herman Frank guitars, backing vocals
Fernando Garcia lead vocals
Fargo Peter Knorn bass
Tommy Newton guitars, backing vocals
Fritz Randow drums


1.  Rock 'N Roll Kids Forever  
2.  Backseat Rider  
3.  Standing Like a Rock  
4.  All Aboard  
5.  Hell and Back  
6.  Temples of Gold  
7.  Take the Pace  
8.  Rock the Neighbors  
9.  Mr. President  
10.  Break Away  
11.  Fighting Back the Tears  
12.  The 9th of November  
13.  More and More  
14.  Don't Tell No Lies  
15.  Never Satisfied  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: k-bee (spike) Date: April 21, 2002 at 4:46
this is an awesome album from herman frank (former accept), with vicious and delicious melodic movements galore! a must for all melodic fans.

From: knuckles Date: April 25, 2002 at 22:43

From: niki Date: May 11, 2002 at 14:03
they rock !!!!!!!!! victory rulez

From: Tomi Kopakkala Date: October 3, 2002 at 0:40
This rocks!!! i wish i could find the previous albums... 9.5/10

From: WidoMakr Date: November 20, 2002 at 18:52
Damn...forgot I had this...what a great CD... very cool singing...catchy guitar work...just enough drums.add a touch of screaming and solo guitar work.....definitely worth a listen/ebay purchase....Quote the WidoMakr never more...

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From: Blue Charvel Date: November 20, 2002 at 19:08
I'm embarrassed to say I had no idea who these guys were until I listened to the HH Vol. 2 that Dan put together with the title track on it. Since then I've been searching around to get everything I can by them. It's really well balanced like Wido says, got just enough of everything instrumental plus great songwriting.

From: Kim HP Date: June 2, 2003 at 11:41
Great album.

From: Metalhead Date: June 4, 2003 at 12:38
It's very hard for me not to compare this to Accept since both are german and of course, Herman Frank. I'd say Accept has more melody than this band BUT the over all sound of this album is soooooo much better than anything Accept has done. This band has more power and musicianship. Only in the song writing department this band cannot equal Accept.

From: RR-Finland Date: September 2, 2003 at 16:13
Another masterpiece from Victory! First five tracks are so good connected together, that seems those good melodies and catchy tunes just keeps coming and coming... A must have for melodic hard rock lovers and good music listeners. Three last tracks are live versions from 'Culture...' Very highly recommended!

From: visitor Date: September 23, 2003 at 13:01
Can anyone tell me, does the song 'The 9th of November' refer to some historical incident..? And if so, which is that?

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From: Blue Charvel Date: September 23, 2003 at 16:40
East Berlin opened it's borders on that date in 1989.

From: Julibcn Date: October 26, 2003 at 18:03
Sons of bitches! Bastards! If it is so good, why it is not found in MP3 over the Internet? Suckers! Enjoy this album :-)

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From: Blue Charvel Date: October 27, 2003 at 14:20
Hmm...okay. Does that mean you like it?

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From: Blue Charvel Date: December 1, 2003 at 14:37
Hot damn I love this album. So good I had to comment on it one more time. Victory's rapidly become a regular in my CD player, between this and Culture Killed the Native. I think the songwriting's slightly better on this one, but they're both rock solid albums and not real expensive either, especially 'Culture' which can be had used for as low as $0.75, you just can't beat that...

From: ruiwasp Date: January 8, 2004 at 17:02
This is an answer to 'visitor' that wrote on 23th of september. In fact '9th of november' is a date when nazis made one of the greatest massacres to the judish people during the 2nd world war. If you (or any one else) want to mail me to talk about this great band (VICTORY)be my guest.

From: Rycheage Date: April 21, 2004 at 23:43
For 15 tracks you get maximum value for money. It's gung-ho Euro metal of the finest sort, and one of the better releases of the genre for the year.

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 21:44
Everyone keeps saying this is better than Culture Killed The Native. I have to disagree. 7/10

From: Geoff Date: August 26, 2004 at 6:53
From the band that knew not how to write a filler, we have more bliss here. The best ballad ever recorded (Or damn close!) is featurd here in form of 'Fighting back the tears' - rockin' solo and all, 'Backseat rider', 'Standing like a rock' and 'Take the pace' are all killer slabs of perfect melodic hard rock and basically, the album is so close to flawless it hurts. Such a brilliant band. Did I mention I love 'em!!!

From: z4roxx Date: January 27, 2005 at 14:48
Indeed one of their best cd.'El toro loco'is by far the best Victory singer as ever,but I am not a big fan of him,great screaming and impressive but I like more a little'clean'voice.I am not agree about he sing with Wicked Sensation.The voice is not right for their kind of music,IMO.Their new cd is better than the debut but the singer of the debut is better than F.Garcia,IMO(I speak about music style,sounds and voice puttin'in the mix).

From: z4roxx Date: January 27, 2005 at 14:49
P.S.What a scandal my English!!!!ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

From: speed demon Date: March 29, 2006 at 21:43
Fantastic cd by a Fantastic band! Do yourself a favor and get everything you can from this band! Everything they have put out is pure rock n roll heaven as far as I am concerned. Get out your air guitars, grow your hair back out(if you can)and as Track 8 says ROCK the neighbors! Not a filler here to be found. I have everything from this band and every rock n roller should also! A MUST for your collection!

From: Leatherwolf Date: March 13, 2007 at 10:05
Kick-ass band indeed!! This should be in any metal heads cd collection!!And like Geoff said above Fighting back the tears is probably the best ballads ever written, so much emotion and kick-ass axework!!! You will be fighting back the tears if you don't add this puppy to your collection!! In a word Brilliant!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 20, 2010 at 20:26
A blast! a must to have album!..all tracks are killer ones!...I've always believed that Fernando Garcia brought energy and power to Victory while he was the lead singer of this German band (Fernando was born in Spain)this one and Culture Killed The Native are fantastic albums indeed...Charlie Huhn is a great vocalist for sure and has always been Victory's main man but Fernando is just a "crazy bull"(toro loco in spanish)that's his nickname by the way...a hell of a frontman and singer...i'm not the kind of person that rates an album a 100 (it has to be something out of this world)but this Temples Of Gold deserves it 4 sure so..100/100!!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: March 28, 2012 at 12:05
ok with all comments above.this record is a masterpiece of melodic german hard rock.the spanish singer have a super voice perfect for their music fillers only killer songs with irresistibles choruses.excellent production.a must have. all hard rock fans must have this cd in their collection.excellent idea to put 3 live songs (from the phenomenal "culture killed the native").the live sound is perfect.(strong and clear).

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