Vinyl Blog #15. Torche -Restarter
This album smokes. Someday I hope that Torche gets to the next level. They are a well known band in the underground Metal/Rock scene. However, I think they have the talent and diversity in their music to take it to the next step. Plus, these guys work hard. They take any tour that comes their way, and have zig zagged around the country a million times over by now. Their latest album "Restarter", is heavy but has hooks too. And with great hooks, the melodies seep into the songs as well. Dare I say that these songs are catchy? Some snobby music purist might disagree, but I find nothing wrong with a good catchy rock n roll song. It is easy to imagine hearing their songs on the radio. Why the hell is a song like "Bishops In Arms" or "Minions" not in the top ten on iTunes by now? I guess it doesn't matter that much. If these guys keep banging it out on the road, they will grow their audience eventually. Thats how rock bands have to do it these days. And in the end, it probably feels like a more genuine success if you earn it on the road. So if you see these guys coming to your town, be sure to check them out! And better yet, buy their vinyl at the merch table! Support Rock!