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Torche's 'Restarter' adds weight to Miami band's already heavy sound

Torche's 'Restarter' adds weight to Miami band's already heavy sound

If it's possible to do anything quietly in Torche's loud and heavy niche of the sound spectrum, the Miami quartet has taken an unassuming path to becoming one of the past decade's most consistent and consistently powerful rock bands. With "Restarter," its fourth studio album since 2005 in addition to numerous EPs and collaborative projects, Torche perfects its volatile mix, a work that at least matches 2008's potent "Meanderthal" as a career peak. Although Torche has looked askance at any attempts to characterize it as a metal band, "Restarter" is easily the band's weightiest recording. The pace is slower, more ominous, with a...

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