The Rockometer: Restarter by Torche
As the title would imply, Restarter is a deliberate attempt by Florida heavies, Torche, to realign their recorded output with the band they consider themselves to be. Their previous two efforts, 2010's Songs for Singles EP and 2012's Harmonicraft, downplayed their background in the sludge and doom metal scenes, and instead focused on quick-hitting (and oh so burly) pop-metal. In one particularly memorable soundbite from this era, conservative commentator, and closet rocker, Mike Huckabee, labeled Torche the heavy metal Foo Fighters. It fit, especially if you've only heard Torche through earbuds.
Play Me: “Annihilation Affair” by Torche
"Annihilation Affair" is like the first time you heard Torche. Remember those early releases where the band would bang the same sick, heavy chord for what seemed like an entire track, only to quickly follow it up with a two-minute fist-pumping, anthem? "Annihilation Time" is the former
Play Me: “Minions” by Torche
As much as I liked borrowing conservative pundit, Mike Huckabee's description of Florida heavies, Torche, as the heavy metal Foo Fighters, the ...
The Rockometer: Oblation by Floor
Season of Mist
Before there was Torche, guitarist/vocalist Steve Brooks was in the ...
Torche and Cloud Nothings Set to Appear at the Rock Hall’s Free Summer Concert Series
Well, color me rocked. Local buzzband Cloud Nothings (July 11th) and Southern heavies, Torche (July 25th) are just two of the headliners announ...
“Reverse Inverted” by Torche
While Torche's recent output has had a laser-like focus on delivering the maximum bang per minute as they've condensed big riffs and bigger ...
Two For Wednesday: New Jams by Torche and Death Grips
The Florida metal band Torche do a lot of things well, but one thing they do especially well is distilling the power of metal into concise ...
C’mon Get Heavy with New Videos by Torche and Kylesa
Wonderfully, low budget in a Godzilla vs Mothra, Godzilla vs The Smog Monster, or Godzilla on Monster Island kind of way, Torche's video for ...