Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Torch Runner - Locust Swarm (2010)
Artist: Torch Runner
Country: United States
Record Label: Closed Casket Activities
Yeah sludge is one of the few musical genres left yet to be tainted with a syndrome I refer to as "suckage". Adding elements of sludge to your music, no matter the genre, instantly elevates the quality of material you output above the level of shit. Torch Runner made a good call, incorporating it into their sound in a tasteful, elegant, innocent manner. Fast songs, slow songs, man these guys have it all: down-tuned guitars, a drummer who uses more than just his snare, a vocalist who has a least three different screams (blaaaagghh!!! raaaaaaghh!!! wraaararar!!). It's called variety brother, and these bros from North Carolina dish it out in ~20 mins.
Sweet serial killer van dudes I know it's what I would drive.