Torchure where a band from Germany that played a mixture of doom and death metal along with some elements of thrash and this is a review of their 1992 album "Beyond the Veil" which was released by Vic Records in the year of 2013.
"The Veil Of Sanity" which is the intro begins with dark sounding synths which utilize a variety of many different sounding keys along with a mixture of screams and growls a few seconds later and serves as a perfect introduction for the album.
"In His Grip" which also is the first official song on the album begins with heavy and dark sounding guitar riffs along with some drums and a small amount of melody and a few seconds later deep death metal growls start to kick in which also leads to the song going into a faster direction as well as alternating between slow and fast parts and halfway through the song there is a brief use of synths before adding in some guitar solos and leads as well as blast beats.
"Abysmal Malevolence" opens up with heavy and fast guitar riffs and solos along with some drums and growls before going into a more mid paced direction as well as adding in some dark sounding melodies before returning to the fast parts and bringing in some blast beats and then the music starts alternating between slow and fast parts.
"Mortal At Least" begins with some synths and whispered vocals and a few seconds alter spoken word parts start coming in and a minute later death metal growls are added in.
'Resort To Mortality" returns the heaviness to the album with some dark sounding guitar riffs, synths and growls and a few seconds later drums and melodic riffing are added into the song along with some powerful sounding bass guitars, halfway through the song there is a brief use of acoustic guitars being mixed in with the heaviness as well as some synths which also lead up to a small amount of spoken word parts and guitar leads.
"Genocide Confessions" starts up with some heavy and melodic guitar riffs along with some drums and growls and then the bass guitars kick in and later on the music speeds up a bit along with some blast beats as well as alternating between slow and fast parts.
"Apathetic" kicks in with drums before adding in heavy guitar riffs and growls along with some melodic guitar riffing and after a couple of minutes the music goes into a faster direction along with some guitar solos and leads which also open up to some blast beats from the drums and then the song starts alternating between slow and fast parts and you can hear the bass guitars in the background.
"Depression" comes in with heavy guitar riffs and drums along with some growls a few seconds later and as time goes on by the riffing gets more melodic and you can also hear some songs in the background.
"Vortex Of Thoughts" which also is another intro begins with some dark sounding synths and experimental sounds and you can hear humans breathing in certain sections.
"Beyond The Veil" the title track as well as the last song on the album opens up with some heavy guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later growls start to kick in along with some guitar solos and leads a minute later which also leads to the guitar riffing utilizing some melody and towards the end the music speeds up along with some blast beats.
Song lyrics cover nihilism and insanity, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound for the time it was recorded and you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording a s well as some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Torchure where a very great sounding doom/death metal band with elements of thrash and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "In His Grip" "Resort To Mortality" "Depression" and "Beyond The Veil". RECOMMENDED BUY.