Origin: Miami, FL, USA
Genres:

Torche  


This odd Floridian band has been around for a few years, but their 2008 release (the excellently titled "Meanderthal") has generated a bit of underground buzz, and with good reason. At times their style resembles a cross between stoner metal and sludge doom, but they don't slot in either genre, as they lack the psychedelic edge of the former and the extreme slowness and hateful vocals of the latter. Given the heaviness of the riffs, many of the songs are surprisingly upbeat, due perhaps to the shortness of the songs and the clear vocals. Elsewhere the term "sludge-pop" has been used to describe this band, and that's probably not too far off the mark -- they can be quite heavy one moment, but catchy and accessible the next. An interesting band, and one to keep an eye on.

Current Members

Steve Brooks

vocals/guitars (Mouth Of The Architect)

Andrew Elstner

guitars

Jon Nunez

bass

Rick Smith

drums

Former Members/Guests

Juan Montoya

guitars


Discography



Torche 
2005 Robotic Empire
  1. Charge of the Brown Recluse
  2. Safe
  3. Mentor
  4. Erase
  5. Fuck Addict
  6. Vampyro
  7. Rockit
  8. Fire
  9. Holy Roar
  10. The Last Word
  • Steve Brooks
  • Juan Montoya
  • Jon Nunez
  • Rick Smith

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



(EP) In Return 
2007 Robotic Empire
  1. Warship
  2. In Return
  3. Bring Me Home
  4. Rule The Beast
  5. Olympus Mons
  6. Tarpit Carnivore
  7. Hellion
  • Steve Brooks
  • Juan Montoya
  • Jon Nunez
  • Rick Smith




Meanderthal 
2008 Hydra Head
  1. Triumph of Venus
  2. Grenades
  3. Piranha
  4. Sandstorm
  5. Speed of the Nail
  6. Healer
  7. Across the Shields
  8. Sundown
  9. Little Champion
  10. Without A Sound
  11. Fat Waves
  12. Amnesian
  13. Meanderthal
  • Steve Brooks
  • Juan Montoya
  • Jon Nunez
  • Rick Smith

Reviews:   Blabbermouth 



Healer/Across The Shields 
2009 Hydra Head
  1. Healer
  2. Across The Shields
  3. Mash It Up
  4. Sugar Glider
  • Steve Brooks
  • Jon Nunez
  • Rick Smith




Songs For Singles 
2010 Hydra Head
  1. U.F.O
  2. Lay Low
  3. Hideaway
  4. Arrowhead
  5. Shine On My Old Ways
  6. Cast Into Unknown
  7. Face The Wall
  8. Out Again
  • Steve Brooks
  • Jon Nunez
  • Rick Smith




Harmonicraft 
2012 Volcom
  1. Letting Go
  2. Kicking
  3. Walk It Off
  4. Reverse Inverted
  5. In Pieces
  6. Snakes Are Charmed
  7. Sky Trials
  8. Roaming
  9. Skin Moth
  10. Kiss Me Dudely
  11. Solitary Traveler
  12. Harmonicraft
  13. Looking On
  • Steve Brooks
  • Andrew Elstner
  • Jon Nunez
  • Rick Smith


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