Although it’s probably safe to say that sludge metal quartet Torche has been heading in a progressively more pop-inflected direction throughout the past few years, that’s not to say that they have sacrificed ambition as a result. On “Reverse Inverted,” the second track to drop from the band’s upcoming LP, the band proves this by combining frontman Steve Brooks’ catchy vocal approach with riffs that experiment with unconventional time signatures. One of the track’s strongest moments comes with the closing riff, which sees the band lock into a relentlessly engaging groove, then introduce a particularly euphoric guitar melody that carries the song to a close.
With guitars loud enough to pierce the ears of the Gods, here’s a new track from Florida sludge metal outfit Torche. It’s off the band’s forthcoming LP, Harmonicraft. It’ll be out on Volcom–uh, yeah, Volcom–on April 24th.
Over the course of its career, Torche has been treading further and further into sweeter territories with their loud and pummeling sounds. Though this new track–and, well, most of the tracks from the band’s releases that have come after Meanderthal–doesn’t get my blood pumping, the mixture of both heavy and beautiful sounds is a blissful and pleasing direction for this band. Looking forward to the new LP!