Torchia – Ending Beginning E.P.
Wow!!! Yes, this was my initial reaction upon playing this 3-track bitch from Finland’s melodic death metal meisters Torchia.
This 3-track e.p. has influences ranging from At The Gates, The Haunted, Kreator to Mercenary. The music here is executed with the highest degree of playing, with tons of catchy melodies and harmonies to make your ears literally melt off. The percussive elements on “Ending Beginning” are heavy and just outright in your face. The drums sound pretty good, with the exception of sounding thin in places, but this is something that can be fixed on future releases.
“Ending Beginning” has a really nicely played solo, something more along the lines of Kreator’s “People Of The Lie”.
The vocals are more your typical death metal, low-end growl, which definitely fits within the band’s interesting writing style of music.
I definitely enjoyed the musicianship here and the band’s overall direction in the way they approach their songs.
Personally, with a little more time on their side and a few more privately funded recordings, I think you’ll feel this a quality extreme metal album, with the best death and thrash metal influences from the past.
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself banging your head to Torchia’s heavy, heavy artillery-like musical brutality, because this three songs are what the best nightmares are made of.