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Torche - Keep Up b/w Leather Feather [7-inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Torche: Keep Up b/w Leather Feather [7-inch]Keep Up b/w Leather Feather [7-inch] (2013)
Volcom Entertainment

Reviewer Rating: 4


Contributed by: BryneBryne
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Torche keep banging out the hits. Though Harmonicraft is well over a year old now, the fuzz-pop-metal titans have kept busy with a rigorous touring schedule and a pair of new 7-inches. Keep Up b/w Leather Feather, an entry in the Volcom Entertainment Vinyl Club, follows up the excellent Harmonslaugh.


Torche keep banging out the hits. Though Harmonicraft is well over a year old now, the fuzz-pop-metal titans have kept busy with a rigorous touring schedule and a pair of new 7-inches. Keep Up b/w Leather Feather, an entry in the Volcom Entertainment Vinyl Club, follows up the excellent Harmonslaught with two more crushing tunes that continue to display the band's comfort and consistent stride within a genre that they've essentially perfected over the past half-decade.

"Keep Up" is the more melodic of the two songs here, with a healthy dose of classic rock-style riffs navigating at a mid-tempo pace until the song's end, when the sludge factor is really upped; the way Torche make that transition is, as it almost always is with them, surprisingly seamless.

"Leather Feather" is Torche at their heaviest and most plodding. The riffs and drumming are both mountainous and, while mostly calculated, take enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. It's nothing particularly new from the band, but it's plenty satisfying nonetheless and serves as a nice counterpoint to the more melodic a-side.

Once again, Torche only need a few minutes – five, in this case – to nearly encapsulate everything they're about: Sludgy-but-poppy riffs; thunderous percussion; a distinct fun factor that's missing from most modern metal. An invitation to embrace the inherent goofiness, if you will. More than anything, though, Torche give you a reason to bang your head.

 

 
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billyletters (July 27, 2013)

Torche vinyl collection
Picture taken right after Harmonslaught, I've since added some more stuff.
http://i.imgur.com/W7ez7hK.jpg

MN_DrNick (July 25, 2013)

But will wentz_equals_death buy this?

davebrave4 (July 25, 2013)

I like these guys, but I wish they weren't on Volcom. Every time I pick up their records I get an insatiable urge to go out and buy some too-big plaid shorts and a baller hat.

wallofyouth (July 25, 2013)

torche IS the best band but the singer is slightly overweight and gay. no MTV for you!

thenewpope (July 25, 2013)

How is Torche not one of the biggest bands in the world at this point? Everything they have is catchy, melodic, heavy, and they tour their asses off.
This is the stuff that the kids should be fed by the radio and MTV, not fucking slimeball shitfests like Falling in Reverse and the like.

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