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Toxic Trace is another band joining the insurgence of thrash bands in the metal world. Torment is a lesson in traditional thrash with a touch of Witchery thrown in for good measure. The guitar work is speedy and precise, getting downright crazy at times. Blast beats accompany the frantic fretwork to give you that feeling of extreme anger and speed. The vocals are similar to Toxine's style and delivery from Witchery and add some creepiness to the album. Tracks like Haunted, Religion is Slavery and Butchered will have you banging your head like a hammer. Definitely worth checking this one out bangers.
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RATING Torment 2012 EBM Records Greg Watson 8/19/2012 4
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