Written by Ken Bowden for Bloodrock Media on July 4, 2016
Temple Agents, a hard rock band from Santiago, Chile, formed
in 2009 by their two founding members, Ale Solar and Fernando Elizalde. Since
the band’s inception, they have toured all over Chile and opened for bands such
as Seether and Evanescence. They were also part of the 2013 Lollapalooza Chile
lineup, sharing the stage with Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone
Age, A Perfect Circle, and others.  Their
live album, Live Santiago de Chile,
was released on July 1, 2016.
Temple Agents is best described as Alice in Chains meets
Soundgarden, the 90s alternative and grunge influences are undeniable.  And when you are lucky enough to have
alternative rock legend Kevin Martin (Candlebox) doing collaboration tracks,
like Live Santiago de Chile’s first
track, “Divine Lightning” has, you can still pull off the grunge thing in 2016.  Solar’s vocal skills are not only unique but
absolutely flawless; the pure amount of talent he possesses in his voice is almost
unbelievable. 
While the biggest issue with live albums is they typically are
filled with bad mixing, not the clean vocals and unfiltered bass you get from a
studio album, somehow Temple Agents pulled it off.  Aside from the cheering of the crowd every so
often as a reminder, you completely forget that Live Santiago de Chile is live. 
Tracks like “Red Demons”, “Divine Lightning”, and “Find the Place”
exhibit powerhouse vocals and will keep grunge fans entranced for the duration.