Torchia are a band from Finland that plays a melodic form of death metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Of Curses And Grief" which will be released on October 27th by Concorde Music Company.
Spoken word parts start off the album and they have a ritualistic feeling to them before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while the faster sections of the songs bring in a great amount of blast beats along with the vocals bring mostly high pitched screams.
Death metal growls are also used quite a bit throughout the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion, some songs also add in a small amount of acoustic guitars as well as the tracks also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and back up gang shouts can also be heard briefly.
Torchia plays a style of melodic death metal that is very traditional and modern sounding as well a s adding in a lot of Swedish influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and real life themes.
In my opinion Torchia are a very great sounding melodic death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Face Of Hate" "My Land Shall Burn" "Light My Path" and Dark And Cold". 8 out of 10.