Back in print! Now packaged in a standalone gatefold jacket, Juan Montoya and Aaron Turner's original artwork has been mostly kept intact, and overall it still looks pretty damn killer (photographic proof
Can a band be absolutely crushing yet legendarily anthemic... at the same time? Miamiís TORCHE have not only figured this out, theyíve mastered it. Their third release, "Meanderthal", is simultaneously oppressive and powerfully uplifting. Like that invincible feeling you get when love is new, mixed with the heaviest soundtrack imaginable. TORCHEís gargantuan return to their patented megaheavy pop ín roll streamlines their form into brief and precise slabs of song-writing brilliance. Prepare to headbang while singing along at the top of your collapsed lungs, as "Meanderthal" surpasses all groundwork laid by TORCHEís self-titled debut and last yearís "In Return" EP. Copious hooks abound, psychedelic swarms of drone weave amongst riff-wizardry... while the sheer heavyness is downright overwhelming.