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MetalMatters: July 2019 - It's Never Too Hot for Dark, Heavy Music

Unconventional rock albums, from poppy sludge outfit Torche, noise rock masters Uzeda and post-hardcore outcasts Cherubs, along with the black metal fury of Falls of Rauros, False, Arkhaik, Celestial Grave and Sanguine Eagle and uncategorized extremists Immortal Bird are among this month's extreme output.

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Blood and Thunder: Violent Show of Power

Album anniversaries of the music of Led Zeppelin and Slayer highlight this week in metal: one is a sprawling double album epic, the other a stepping stone for one of metal's most important bands.

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Sunny Day Metal from Torche, "Snakes Are Charmed"

When I talk about metal music I don't typically make reference to terms like "optimism", "hope" or "sunny afternoons". But just as other genres have their emotional orientations, metal too can offer a spectrum of perspectives -- even if not as often.

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Torche: Harmonicraft

In which the brawny but somewhat clinical roil of Miami's hardest-rocking export becomes a rousing, universal sprint.

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Torche: Songs for Singles

Miami trio compiles a stopgap of savvy scorchers. They are as tectonically heavy as they are brief, which probably bars them from the radio, but makes them better pop. Go figure.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norweigian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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The Best Metal Albums of 2008

It was a stellar year for metal, and an eclectic year, too: Norwegian prog-metal, goth-infused death metal, Swedish thrash, black metal, and stoner rock all make the list.

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Boris + Torche + Clouds

Boris’ show ended just as it had begun, with the beating of a gong.

Andrew Martin
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Torche: Meanderthal

Summery pop melodies, crushing stoner rock... what could be better?

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Torche: Torche

On their fiery debut album, Miami's Torche explore the sunnier side of stoner rock.

Adrien Begrand
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