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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Florida metal band is its first with new new bassist Eric Hernandez of Wrong.
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  1. Jul 12, 2019
    88
    There’s little to fault here in all honesty; it plays everything right and does so with a near flawless execution. Though one could argue it’s a little one-dimensional in terms of almost exclusively working with one style, as I said earlier, it nails the way these songs are presented.
  2. Jul 12, 2019
    80
    Torche are one of the most important and unique heavy bands of the last decade, and Admission serves as another solid entry in their catalogue. For a full picture of the band, Admission is the record.
  3. Jul 12, 2019
    80
    Torche can get dirty as well, as evidenced by the gnarly, Alice in Chains-meets-Mastodon attack of "Extremes of Consciousness" and the scorching, aptly named "Inferno," but for the most part Admission administers seismic confections that vary in sweetness but always satisfy.
  4. Kerrang!
    Jul 17, 2019
    80
    There are numerous peaks on what might be Torche's finest album since 2008's Meanderthal. [20 Jul 2019, p.58]
  5. The Wire
    Aug 22, 2019
    80
    Torche’s engagingly awry blend of harmony and heaviosity finds full fruition on Admission, an album you might feel somewhat ashamed for enjoying so thoroughly. [Sep 2019, p.61]
  6. 75
    Torche may be missing the potency of their earliest work, but the widening palette of influences on their newer material gesture that there are more great songs to come. Admission isn’t their greatest album, but its new ideas are more than worth the price of entry.
  7. Jul 16, 2019
    64
    Pop-metal, stoner rock, doom metal—whatever amalgam of buzzwords you favor, on Admission, Torche remain a reliable supplier of grizzled riffs to test the low end on your stereo. The stylistic guises don’t always fit, but that’s a function of the group’s creative restlessness.

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  1. Jul 12, 2019
    9
    It's huge. It's slamming the speakers as it should. Torche is a favorite right now.