With Meanderthal, Torche’s sophomore full-length from 2008, the sludge-pop group suddenly found itself buried under a ton of accolades. So it did what any proper underground band would do: It dug deeper. Now, after four years of sporadic EPs and split releases (including one with the like-minded Boris), Torche is back with Harmonicraft. This time, though, the Miami-based group seems less apprehensive about the oncoming avalanche of acclaim (and perhaps even fame).
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Review by GregBurchert Harmonicraft is the third full-length release from Miami’s bottom-heavy rock advocates, Torche. It is the follow up to their name making release, Meanderthal (2008), which was paid much worship by the sludge j... Read Post
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