Tor Marrock are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a gothic form of doom/death metal with elements of black metal and this is a review of their album "Destroy The Soul" which was released by Black Vulture Records.
"Destroy The Soul" begins with some heavy guitar riffs which leads to some drums, bass guitars and blackened death metal vocals as well as some gothic influenced melodies and towards the end the music starts adding in a brief use of synths and melodic guitar leads.
"Born In Blood" begins with some melodic guitar leads before adding in the bass guitars, drums and rhythm guitars as well as the death metal vocals and after awhile the guitar riffing starts utilizing some melody.
"Christ Betrayed" begins with some soft and clean guitar playing along with some whispers before adding in some drums and heavy and melodic doom metal guitar riffs which lead up to some death metal growls and then the music goes into a more mid paced direction but returning to t he slower parts at times and towards the end there is a brief use of guitar solos and leads being utilized and the song closes with some clean guitar playing.
'The Harbouring Of Suicidal Thoughts" begins with some dark and melodic sounding guitar riffs which start getting heavier along with some drums and spoken word parts as well as some whispers and then the music goes into a faster direction along with some blast beats and more aggressive vocals and then the music switches back and forth between slow and fast parts along with some powerful bass guitars.
'The Night Always Ends" begins with some clean guitar playing before adding in some drums and going into a more heavy and melodic direction along with some vocals that utilize both aggressive and melodic elements and towards the end there are some guitar solos and leads being utilized for awhile as well as a brief use of whispers.
"The Waves" begins with some traditional metal guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and vocals which start going into a more melodic clean singing direction while also keeping around some aggressive elements and before the song ends there is a brief melodic guitar lead.
"Why Do You Look Into My Eyes" begins with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with some bass, drums and melodic vocals and as the song moves on melodic guitar leads start coming in and out of the song.
"I Feel The Sun, I See The Stars" begins with some dark and melodic guitar riffs along with some aggressive vocals, bass guitars and drums which also lead to some melodic vocals and after awhile the music gets alot heavier along with some thrash style guitar riffing and after awhile it returns to a more melodic direction.
Song lyrics cover darkness, depression and sorrow themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Tor Morrock are a very great sounding gothic doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Destroy The Soul" "The Harbouring Of Suicidal Thoughts" and "I Feel The Sun, I See The Stars". RECOMMENDED BUY.