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'Meanderthal' Has Melody and Weightnew

Torche -- the "e" is silent -- tours to promote one of the year's best metal albums.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  11-14-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Miami's Torche Take Heavy Music to a New Extreme ... of Popnew

The recent Hydra Head signees have hooks in spades. Their new record, Meanderthal, lets their Beatles-esque harmonies come more to the fore, hovering over their downtuned onslaught of noise, doom, hardcore and pop.
Montreal Mirror  |  Johnson Cummins  |  07-11-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Miami's Torche Recasts Metalnew

With Meanderthal, Torche joins the current crop of innovative heavy bands rising from the South, each of them taking historical reverence for divergent forms and funneling it into iconoclastic, brazen hard metallic shapes.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  07-03-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Mad World of Miami's Torchenew

The blistering guitar work, the sludge-thick riffs, the hulkingly muscular rhythm section, even the hooks that eschew anthemic power for melodic effectiveness, make a listener feel like a meerkat in the middle of a mammoth stampede: It’s coming, it’s fast, and it will crush you.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jason Ferguson  |  05-22-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

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