Band – Torture Rack
Album – Primeval Onslaught
Country of Origin – USA
Genre – Death Metal
Release Date – June 9, 2023
Label – 20 Buck Spin
Author – Jack Shows
“Brutality” is a term that is tossed around a lot in the underground. Many bands come close these days, but very few match the raw power of the American band known as Torture Rack.
Primeval Onslaught (out June 9th) sees the band at their most bludgeoning form. This album screams hopelessness and suffocation, because that’s exactly what you’re experiencing as you listen.
From the groovy/chaotic soundscapes of Ceremonial Flesh Feast to the unrelenting Rotting Insignificance, this record worships at the throne of bands like Incantation. I say this because if you’re at all familiar with Incantation’s catalog (which I hope you are) you’ll definitely feel Mortal Throne of Nazarene vibes.
All in all this is the band’s best offering thus far. There’s no shelter. There’s no safety. This album leaves you vulnerable to its evil and primitive soundscapes. Let us hope this trend within the band never dies. Excellent record, gentlemen. Excellent record.