“For current fans of “rock ‘n’ roll” (whatever the genre moniker even means now), there is very little to get excited about in terms of big, successful rock records. Sure, The Black Keys’ latest album casts a wide swath, but bargain bin post-grunge bands like Shinedown and Nickelback still hold down regular spots in the Billboard 200. Thank god the first quarter of 2012 has seen a wealth of unusually substantial indie rock records, like the angular, emotional Attack on Memory from Cloud Nothings, the thick, punk/metal riffing of Ceremony’s Zoo, and of course the snarling, proto-punk/classic rock hybrid of the Men’s Open Your Heart.
And for listeners hungry for the soaring guitar pyrotechnics and anthemic harmonies, Floridian underground metal veterans Torche have returned to the fold at a time when underground rock ‘n’ roll seems to be at its most vibrant. The group’s latest album, Harmonicraft, builds off the unexpectedly accessible, but still sludgy metal of 2010’s stopgap EP Songs For Singles and their 2008 breakthrough Meanderthal by not shying away from huge hooks or day-glo bursts of triumphant guitar riffage.” Torche – Harmonicraft Album Review – Prefix Magazine.