29 de enero de 2009

Torche - Meanderthal (2008)

We know something, though Meanderthal is Torche's best album so far, we got to acknowledge that currently, the band is missing one member. So, the right question is "HOW" will they continue to produce such a massive sludge sound? and if they would do, how the hell they gonna make it? I'm scared, but we shall have an aswer this year, unless the band does not release a new album, which I seriously doubt.
I got to say that in the beginning, I was amazed with The Sword. I mean, a couple of years back I was listening two new bands, when I used to care only about oldies like Kyuss, Cathedral, etc. I always had Torche like the second option, but this has changed, turning The Sword to occupy that place now. The thing is that maybe Torche has turned to be a much more solid band, that has evolved in every album, showing something new but still possessed by a roaring bestial sound. In this sense, this might be The Sword's flaw, because in the end their two albums are quite similar...or maybe I just overlistened the band. Anyway, let's ignore that alst comment, otherwise, everything I had said so far would mean a shit "JAJA".
Finally, the point and the trigger of this chit-chat is that Steve Brooks left something very clear when referring about Juan Montoya's loss: "Torche will still carry on a 3 piece band", which means he ain't filling in that hole, maybe he does not even consider that Montoya's left a hole when departing, and that's what we are about to find out. In this sense, Brook's idea of the next album might be sparking a whole shift in the band's sound, rather than to stick to the one in the previous albums, regarding that Montoya is absent and that's undeniable and I'm sure will have consequences.
Well, enjoy this piece pals and OH! I leave you a link to an interview, in which Brooks refers to Menaderthal.

"I know you are an old-school metal kid, what would the 14 year old Steve Brooks think of Torche?
I would’ve probably liked some of the brutal heavy stuff, but hated the singer."

LINK: http://www.smnnews.com/2008/03/27/torche-steve-brooks-vocalsguitars/

Now, here is a second interview, I just tell you it is fuckin' hilarious and funny, a chit-chat between Juan Montoya and a guy called Steven Tanner from a band named "Harvey Milk", which of course I will look into, because Montoya loves the band and Torche does so...just check it up.



01 - Triumph of Venus
02 - Grenades
03 - Pirana
04 - Healer
05 - Sandstorm
06 - Speed of the Nail
07 - Across the Shields
08 - Sundown
09 - Little Champion
10 - Without a Sound
11 - Fat Waves
12 - Amnesian
13 - Meanderthal

14 de enero de 2009

Scott Reeder - Tunnelvision Brilliance [2006]

Well, I guess all people knows who the hell Reeder is, but still I was amazed when I found this album of his. This is supposed to be his most personal project after years of playing here and there. First time I listened this album was on last.fm, the song "Renee", which stills humbs in my ears or something. The thing is that I just never see this coming, I never expected Reeder to do something this different, but again, I 'd say this a great work, with songs really peel out like shiny cups of something really expensive.. I commented this to a friend of mine and it is that the Reeder's voice in this album reminded me a lot to Maynard's voice on 10000 Days, specially in the song "Diamond". Also, it reminded me Opeth, specifically the album Damnation, which is about really really slowed-down and emotive songs, with beats of smoth, cool or something. Well, I just managed to find the album and now you have the chance to give it a try, in case you haven't done yet.

PS: I read somewhere that the album took nearly 18 years to complete and that Reeder performed, recorded and produced the album entirely on his own. So, I'd say this is a jewel people, get it!!


  1. "When I Was" - 1:17
  2. "Thanks" – 2:56
  3. "The Silver Tree" – 3:06
  4. "Away" – 1:29
  5. "Diamond" – 4:42
  6. "When?" – 2:24
  7. "For Renee" – 3:25
  8. "The Day of Neverending" – 4:12
  9. "Queen of Greed" – 2:40
  10. "Fuck You All" – 4:11
  11. "To an End" – 3:17
  12. "The Fourth" – 3:34
  13. "As I'm Dreamin'" – 4:28
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11 de enero de 2009

Torche - Torche [2005]

Uh! my fellows, this is an exciting post, bringing up to the net surface one of those beautifull Torche's album. Gosh, Torche is one of those new bands that puts my blood to boil and certainly stones my head with trippy powerfull riffs (...) Furthermore, the good shit is that, when we compare Torche with other sludge metal fellow bands like High on Fire, Weedeater, Electric Wizard, etc; they all got their weak and strong sides, but none of them reaches what Torche often does in a three and even two minutes song. I think there is the sludge essence somehow. There we got our Holy Roar, our Mentor, Fire, Rule the Beast, Hellion, etc.
Reading about the band I came up with the news that Juan Montoya, left the band due to musical differences. Juan Montoya is the responsible of the ass kicking space rocket melodies in this album, for instance, in song "fuck addict".
The good thing is that, according to Steve Brooks the band will continue. I wonder what kind of consequences this change will have in the band's sound... Well, hope you to enjoy this one, I will upload Torche's other works later probaly.


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

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5 de enero de 2009

Motorhead - Ace of Spades [1980]

Sometimes one just misses some bands. I think it migh be the choices you take during your adolescense. For instance, I just never listened Faith no More or Ac/Dc or Metallica or Janne's Addiction...etc. Nowadays, I just love Faith no More and Mike Patton work as an individual. I can say the same about Janne/s Addiction, but what concerns to Ac/Dc and Metallica, I just don't know. I don't listen to them currently and I just never did, maybe sometime in the future. Who knows.
Well, all this nostalgic crap of mine is due to the fact that the other day I download Motorhead's Ace of Spades and fuck, the album is just a kick in the ass. I cannot believe that I missed such a good band, so much time. At this point, I only regard the first two albums, the rest of them I don't know.
Also it happened that Lemmy Kilmister is just from another world and he was in also Hawkwind, one of the bands that we often regard to Stoner rock. It also happened that High on Fire, band whose work I highly recommend, draw influences from Motor Head. I guess I'm just spreading shit, I mean, which band does not draw influences from Motorhead?
Ok, you may know a hell more about Motorhead than me, I just leave you the link. Long live Motorhead. Rock and Roll.

  1. "Ace of Spades" – 2:49
  2. "Love Me Like a Reptile" – 3:23
  3. "Shoot You in the Back" – 2:39
  4. "Live to Win" – 3:37
  5. "Fast and Loose" – 3:23
  6. "(We Are) The Road Crew" – 3:12
  7. "Fire Fire" – 2:44
  8. "Jailbait" – 3:33
  9. "Dance" – 2:38
  10. "Bite the Bullet" – 1:38
  11. "The Chase Is Better Than the Catch" – 4:18
  12. "The Hammer" – 2:48
  13. "Dirty Love" - 2:57
  14. "Please Don't Touch" - 2:49
  15. "Emergency" - 3:00
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Mother Trucker - Electric Blacksmith EP [2006]

Long time no see I guess. I don't know if it is enough of instrumental stuff, but hell, I never have enough, I 'm never satisfied so here I bring you a new band I found out. They are somehow more of a slow motion intrumental stuff and according to experts they go like in the line of Red Sparowes and Pelican, that means, bathed in doom. I just have tried to listen both of those bands, but I just don't like them. Nevertheless, Mother Trucker is the exception to the rule.
The band was formed in October 2003 and is the creation of Charlie Butler (Guitar), Tom Moffat (Bass), James Davison (Drums) and Chris Scrivens (Guitar) from Birmingham in the UK.
"Mothertrucker blend together the harshness of metal, the ambience, texture and lulling nature of post-rock, the groove and rolling rhythms of stoner rock and the gruesome dark feelings of doom with the aim of fusing all this into one as a truly cohesive sound". (http://www.purevolume.com/mothertrucker)

Well, I hope you like, just give it a try and you may find something really addictive. See y'all.

1.Horn of Edwards06:56
2.The Russian01:42
3.The Taking of Planet 5508:31
4.Dark Destroyer05:44
5.Kings of Kabaddi10:21
Total playing time33:14

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