|Review: Torture Division - With Endless Wrath We Bring Upon Thee Our Infernal Torture|
|With Endless Wrath We Bring Upon Thee Our Infernal Torture|
Label: Abyss Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Death Metal
Review online: August 5, 2010
Reviewed by: Adam McAuley
for:With Endless Wrath We Bring Upon Thee Our Infernal Torture
Rated 3.2/5 (64%) (5 Votes)
Quality death metal with huge chops is to be found here that has some strong similarities to bands like Vader or early Entombed. There's an intensity that is just tremendous with Torture Division and they make it seep fully into their personality. The sound is stripped down, but very aggressive. Don't go expecting any technical nuances, but instead a lot of straight ahead pounding ferocity. Everything sounds fairly crystal clear as well, so you can really hear the riffs make their mark upon you. The band really has a distinctive groove that is one its strongest aspects. This work sounds organic and full of life. It has a vitality that is easy to appreciate.
Because this is a best-of compilation, there is a slight shift stylistically as the album progresses as we shift through the band's material. It seems to get even more groove oriented and less straight ahead aggressive. Regardless of the mindset of the band at the time, the music is effective. Early songs like "Bludgeoning Your Flesh Into Dust" set the pace for the rest of what's to be found and the band definitely changes somewhat throughout, though they maintain the intensity.
I look forward to seeing what Torture Division can do in the future as they have nailed their sound stylistically throughout this release. I want to see if they're able to carry themselves into more innovative areas, however. That will be the challenge to evolving and improving for them. Fans of a classic death metal sound that has a lot of punch should look no further than Torture Division.
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