Review by Tammy Lomax for MPM
Light the Torch is an American metalcore supergroup that came together in 2012 and come from Los Angeles, California.
Formerly known as Devil You Know, they signed to Nuclear Blast in 2013 and released albums ‘The Beauty Of Destruction’ and ‘They Bleed Red’ (Devil You Know)
In 2018 due to legal issues surrounding Sankey’s departure, they changed their name to Light The Torch and released their latest album ‘Revival’ in 2018.
Light The Torch is Howard Jones (ex Killswitch Engage) on vocals, Francesco Artusato (ex All Shall Perish) on guitars and Ryan Wombacher (ex Bleeding Through) on bass.
In preparation for their upcoming album ‘You Will Be The Death Of Me’ due for release on June 25th, they have just released the single ‘Wilting In The Light’ and officially stamped their return.
‘Wilting In The Light’ is a really decent track, good old rock and roll. The track is pretty basic and the lyrics are simple, gentle on the ears but effective and bold.
The anthemic chorus is certainly catchy and there is a generous amount of space between each instrument so it flows and everything coming through is really clear. It is definitely melodic and the vocals are clean throughout, though there is a little glint of heavy as the track ends which makes me excited and hopeful for their album release, I need more of that heaviness!.
It’s fair to point out that although Light The Torch have had a bit of a bumpy ride, they are back, in full swing and ready to bring it.
Official music video for “Wilting In The Light” from the LIGHT THE TORCH album, You Will Be The Death Of Me, out June 25, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. Order at https://nuclearblast.com/lightthetorc…
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