Today, sludge metal band Torche released the first song from their upcoming 2015 album, Restarter. The new effort follows 2012's Harmonicraft and was recorded in the band's hometown of Miami, Florida. The record was self-produced by bassist Jonathan Nuñez with Converge's Kurt Ballou taking on mixing duties.
Nuñez spoke with Loudwire back in February about Restarter and the band's evolution:
I feel that with time you kind of expand and hopefully progress. Hopefully this record is a good reflection of that. I feel it’s strong sonically and harder hitting than the previous record [Harmonicraft]. I’m happy with the last record, but I feel on this record, it’s just more solid song to song. You’ve got to move forward. You can’t release the same record over and over.
"Minions" has all the ingredients you would expect from a Torche song: monstrously heavy riffs, fuzzy guitars, and a generous helping of melody. With a runtime of almost five minutes, it makes "Minions" longer than many of their previously recorded songs. Torche fans will still find enough here to get excited about the upcoming release.
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Source: Relapse Records YouTube Channel