Torche on Stereogum + Amazon Sale

Every week, lets Stereogum select one recent release from its MP3 store to go on super sale (up to 75% off normal prices). Hopefully you'll be able to add this LP to your library without breaking your budget.

"While they landed album of the year at Decibel and were more often relegated to the lower ends of lists in indie publications (Pitchfork gave them an Honorable Mention), Torche's second full length Meanderthal was one of the best albums of 2008 in any genre. It's just that people need to lighten up about metal -- even the poppier stuff -- because like country (or, in books, romance and sci-fi), it's often pushed into its own separate genre-relegated realm. Anyhow, Torche: We mentioned being blown away by the heavy stoner goodness of the band a couple CMJ's ago and then the Steve Brooks-fronted Miami/Atlanta crew released the superb, Kurt Ballou-produced Meanderthal, a mix of math angles, Melvins-esque sludge, and full-on turbo-powered pop hookery. Call us blown away doubly."- Stereogum

#1 on Metal Sucks
#1 on The Quietus
#20 on MLive
#1 on Self Titled Mag
#1 on Decibel
#2 on Head Bangers Blog