Harmonicraft - VOLCOM
FILTER Grade: 85%
By Kurt Orzeck on April 27, 2012
Unlike anything else you’ll hear in metal’s sludge subgenre, Torche songs are unabashedly merry—and mercifully succinct. Forget headtrips: With the Miami foursome, it’s all about immediacy over introspection and boogying over brooding. Fans will forgive them for taking four years to craft their third stab of slabs, given its potency. Cheers to Torche for proving a heavy-rock band can be optimistic and sincere—without sacrificing any of the edge.