the time of their foundation (2007), TORMENTER are amongst the later
bands of the new wave of the American thrash metal. Respectively
we were yet waiting for their ripe albums. The wait is over for the first by
taste of the Californian quartet toward the riffs did not change a lot, but
the music and vocal development of the boys is hearable. On their debut
album „Pulse of Terror“ (2010) they placed a serious order, but
the chaos dominated, and the punk had a significant part in their music.
Their new album is a pure thrash metal album.
acoustic guitar leads us to the album reminding us the works of EXODUS, TESTAMENT and KREATOR, when
they achieved their virtuosity. In fact TORMENTER have always more
affinity to METALLICA, and in this more precise playing this
component could be heard easier. The taste for melody is sharper, and each
song has its mood and offers a different version in technique and music. The
greatest development is the singing of Jahir Funes. With the music he
gained a taste for the melodies of the songs, and at the same time he has kept his
aggressive technique and pure anger. In a coming up position with BONDED BY BLOOD or FUELED BY FIRE (for
his voice makes the distance very narrow, and on his
own he is in a leader position!
The lower register
touches the old-school death metal gender,
but gives a real contemporary sound of thrash metal. The songs are fast
shots, each of them with its own sound and identity. The
acoustic parts and bass solos catch my attention. The
slow parts don't just pass by; they enrich the arsenal of the band. In
such a way goes the final calmer track that carries the sentence of doom and
a musical memory for the instrumentals of METALLICA.
riffs and aggressive vocals in combination with clear melodically line and
brilliant solos – TORMENTER surprises us
pleasantly at the end of the year.
Please remind me who else has
done the same!?!