Torch Runner are a band from North Carolina that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of grindcore, crust, power violence, death metal, harsh noise and hardcore and this is a review of their 2014 album "Endless Nothing" which will be released on September 30th by Southern Lord Records.
A very harsh noise sound starts off the album along with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs as well as some high pitched screams which leads up to more of a fast and brutal musical direction which also incorporates some blast beats along with a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and all of the tracks are very short in length.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and they avoid using any solos and leads to focus more on a very raw, heavy and brutal sound as well as adding in elements of death metal and power violence to their hardcore influenced crust grind musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Torch Runner takes their musical direction into a more brutal style of crust/grind with this recording and the album is very heavy and aggressive from beginning to end of the album, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover violent and hateful themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Torch Runner and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bound By Misery" "Goldlust" "Circle Of Shit" and "Unspoken". 8 out of 10.