Veteran metal outfit Torche have released their fifth studio album, Admission.
The 11-track full-length contains a myriad of musical influences, ranging from the shoegaze-tinged “Admission” and the ’70s heavy rock-inspired “Slide.” While the LP maintains Torche’s distinct sludgy textures, it’s still an accessible listen that demonstrates the band’s versatility.
Admission is also the first record that features new bassist Eric Hernandez, who also penned “Slide.” He joined the band after Jonathan Nuñez switched from bass to guitar two years ago.
“This album is more revealing of who we are,” Nuñez explained in a statement. “I think the core of the band is happier and more inspired than we have been in some time, and we’ve got somebody new who’s excited to be a part of it. It’s just refreshing. On tour, we wanna play the entire thing because we stand by this shit. It feels right. It feels real.”
Admission is Torche’s long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 record, Restarter. It arrived last Friday via Relapse Records.
Check it out below: