Torche – Restarter

So lately, everybody kept talking about this band that i’ ve never heard before. Actually a frind of mine told me ” Dude you should check out this band ”. Well, you know, i decided to listen. Torche is a four piece band from the United States. The band was formed back in 2004. Their music is a blend of sludge/ groove metal and a lot of heavy rock. ”Restarter” is their fourth full length album. I’ve only heard their last album so i can’t really talk about their three previous albums. Restarter includes twelve songs. What made an impression on me from the very beginning is the band’s vocals. I must say i enjoyed listening to these guys singing. Torche’s music is undeniably heavy. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that. Their monumental riffs and their gigantic basslines speak for themselves. From time to time they reminded me a bit of Kylesa and Baroness. Nevertheless it is quite clear to me that the band has developed a style of its own. For example check out ”Believe it”. See how old school/ epic vocals blend with this sludgy/ filthy rhythm. Now ”Believe it” is a great song. Nevertheless if i should pick a favorite song from this album then i think ”Blasted” would have to be the one. I would really like to hear this song live. If you want some more heaviness perhaps then you should definitely check out the two bonus tracks. Especially ”Harmonslaught” is heavy as fuck. Overall i would have to say i’m glad i found this band. In my opinion ”Restarter” is a very good album. Specially recommended for fans of Kylesa, Baroness and Mastodon.


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