Released: 24th April 2012
Torche is a band I’ve never really paid attention to in terms of their music. They have a mix of stoner/doom/metal/rock sounds played at sometimes breakneck speed, and after getting back into Sleep, and really enjoying the new High On Fire record, it’s a wonder why I’ve never checked them out until now.
Third album Harmonicraft is easily Torche’s most accessible effort to date. The band has soaked this new record full of catchy guitar and vocal hooks that will keep you gripped for sure. The sound is pretty heavy, however Torche have progressed it by saturating it in this sugary atmosphere to stop it sounding entirely metal/doom/stoner-y, I think casual fans of metal and even fans who casually hate metal will dig this in their own way.
Harmonicraft is a great album that will definitely have me hooked on its sweetness for the foreseeable future.