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Torchbearer - The Worst Is Yet to Come... [7 inch] (Cover Artwork)

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Torchbearer: The Worst Is Yet to Come... [7 inch]The Worst Is Yet to Come... [7 inch] (2009)
Soul Rebel

Reviewer Rating: 3


Contributed by: InaGreendaseBrian
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Torchbearer's three-song 7", The Worst Is Yet to Come... is a fairly massive and pensively brutal batch of hardcore with subtle metallic edges. I believe this band cites such influences as Undertow, Unbroken and 108 and all are certainly present in here (Undertow's grueling motion; Unbroken's thu.


Torchbearer's three-song 7", The Worst Is Yet to Come... is a fairly massive and pensively brutal batch of hardcore with subtle metallic edges.

I believe this band cites such influences as Undertow, Unbroken and 108 and all are certainly present in here (Undertow's grueling motion; Unbroken's thumping edge; 108's moments of sludgier musicality and low-scale vocal yelps). But there's a fairly consistent, full sound at work here that rarely lets up. Things are most dynamic in opener "Spy Report," while the band invoke a somehow slower, more sinister tone to the nearly six-minute closer "Hello, My Name Is Torchbearer," with haunting, mechanical chords and a few impressive parts where it's only a low, droning bass, steady drumbeat and frustrated, bellowed snarl.

This 7" is admittedly short on memorability, but it rips pretty hard when it goes. A pent-up 11-or-so minutes of rage worth a listen.

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inagreendase (September 13, 2009)

Eh, only Nora and Bigwig are that notable. They get members of A Tribe Called Quest too and then they'll be a supergroup.

onegirlarmy (September 11, 2009)

Probably help to mention members other/previous bands, aka members of:

Mother Night, The Low End Theory, Hellhole, Used Kids, RSO, Nora, Bigwig

AKA another NJ hardcore/punk supergroup.

sexualsunshine (September 11, 2009)

That Spy Report song is some good ole pissed of hardore. Cool stuff.

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