Hello, my name is Jericho, and I’m simply a guy who is obsessed with films and music. I’m not a critic in the traditional sense, meaning I have absolutely no credentials in this area beyond my passion for writing and love of the arts. I have a B.A. in English, and have written various short stories as well as a novella that I will hopefully be putting out soon. I started this blog/site simply as an outlet for my opinions, as well as to hopefully create an online community of fellow music and movie obsessives. The standard rating system (1 out of 4 stars for movies, 1 out of 10 for music), may seem somewhat irrelevant since the reviews are essentially opinion-based, but it’s just my way of expressing how I feel about the subject at the current time. I welcome comments, opinions, disagreements, really anything that gets people talking about this stuff. Feel free to message me with bands or movies to check out, or even suggestions about what I should get into. Thanks and enjoy!
Torche are a study in contradictions. Technically, they’re a metal band, but metal being the shape-shifting monster that it’s become lately; it’s hard to determine exactly where the Miami four-piece fit into the ever-changing spectrum. Some will inevitably plug them into the stoner/sludge genre, a sonic landscape teeming with heavy gloom and plodding guitar riffs, and yet Torche write exuberant melodies that would sound right at home in a stadium arena. The music is loud and heavy, but there’s an undeniable sense of levity at work that seems to fly in the face of the standard metal ethos.