Positive: 9 out of 9
Mixed: 0 out of 9
Negative: 0 out of 9
Jul 12, 2019There’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.
Jul 12, 2019Torche 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.
Kerrang!Jul 17, 2019There are numerous peaks on what might be Torche's finest album since 2008's Meanderthal. [20 Jul 2019, p.58]
The WireAug 22, 2019Torche’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]
Jul 12, 2019Torche 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.
Jul 16, 2019Pop-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.
|Homecoming: The Live Album - Beyoncé|
|Coltrane '58: The Prestige Recordings [Box Set] - John Coltrane|
|Titanic Rising - Weyes Blood|
|Grey Area - Little Simz|
|Gold & Grey - Baroness|
|Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|LEGACY! LEGACY! - Jamila Woods|
|Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks [Extended Edition] - Brian Eno|
|When I Get Home - Solange|
|We Are Not Your Kind - Slipknot|
|Psychodrama - Dave|
|Caligula - Lingua Ignota|
|Patty Griffin - Patty Griffin|
|Originals - Prince|
|Ancestral Recall - Christian Scott|
|Designer - Aldous Harding|
|Fongola - Kokoko!|
|Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest - Bill Callahan|
|Ilana: The Creator - Mdou Moctar|
|U.F.O.F. - Big Thief|