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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. Jul 17, 2012
    9
    What an excellent follow-up to Torche's first album. I was introduced to this band by the RedEye crew - specifically Greg - and they've delivered live. I popped the second album in the CD player while doing some soul-crushing desk work, and before I knew it, I had played the thing four times. Just a tremendous album. And yu've got to love the fact that a metal band with an out leadWhat an excellent follow-up to Torche's first album. I was introduced to this band by the RedEye crew - specifically Greg - and they've delivered live. I popped the second album in the CD player while doing some soul-crushing desk work, and before I knew it, I had played the thing four times. Just a tremendous album. And yu've got to love the fact that a metal band with an out lead singer is introduced to the public by a Mike Huckabee-narrated video on Fox News. Funny as hell. Collapse
  2. Apr 27, 2012
    8
    I'm new to this and I like it, but is it really metal? Sounds like the Smashing Pumpkins on an angry day to me. Good hard alt rock, which the music world seems to be in dire need of.
  3. Mar 10, 2013
    9
    Straight up doom sludge pop metal, wonderful throughout. Fun album, one of 2012s best releases. Some great singles and solid instrumentals. I would suggest this to anyone. Plus great album artwork
  4. May 13, 2014
    8
    For some reason critics love to box Torche into the metal genre, which is too easy a definition for the band. Sure they’re heavy but they also have a love for pop guitar lines and vocals so catchy you can’t help but sing along. The combination is in line with iconic bands like Sugar or modern bands like Foo Fighters, though Torche have more sack in their songs than the latter. HarmonicraftFor some reason critics love to box Torche into the metal genre, which is too easy a definition for the band. Sure they’re heavy but they also have a love for pop guitar lines and vocals so catchy you can’t help but sing along. The combination is in line with iconic bands like Sugar or modern bands like Foo Fighters, though Torche have more sack in their songs than the latter. Harmonicraft is a screaming beast of an album, one that constantly switches up the dance between prog-rock, hardcore and pop. Imagine if Rush had been made up of kids who loved Slayer and The Smiths and you’ll start to understand the genius of Torche. Expand
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83

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    67
    Torche's 2008 master class, second album Meanderthal, began at prog metal and closed as a mind-blowing stoner maelstrom. Harmonicraft polishes that sonic Darwinism into tight, melodic, mosh pits.
  2. May 30, 2012
    90
    They've consistently upped tempos while delivering saccharine-infused riffs with all the sunshine-y aplomb of a Prozac salesman's first and last day on the job. [No.87 p.59]
  3. May 21, 2012
    80
    Harmonicraft still brings the heft and thick cut distortion, but never wastes a single moment's breath on anything superfluous. [28 Apr 2012, p.53]